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Ipswich colleagues help deliver Christmas to local hospital patients

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Staff at Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity are hugely grateful to Ipswich colleagues for their generous Christmas present donations.

Postwoman Hayley May and delivery line manager Adrian Game were praised by the charity for taking a special delivery of presents for the charity’s Christmas Giving Tree – an initiative which aims to ensure that every patient on their adult wards who can’t make it home for Christmas gets given a small gift.

‘Hayley May asked members of staff to bring in gifts and they certainly obliged!’ posted the charity on their Facebook page. ‘Such a lovely range of presents for our patients. Thank you very much to all the staff that contributed.’

Hayley said that she wanted to do a Christmas donation gift for local children who will be in hospital over the Christmas period.

‘I have been with Royal Mail for two years come February,’ she said. ‘I'm a rural delivery lady and absolutely love my job.

‘I love to see people happy and I like to help others. Ipswich Hospital is local to me so it was therefore a natural choice.’

Hayley suggested the idea of giving Christmas presents to children in hospital last year. When she asked her colleagues to donate, they didn’t hesitate.

‘This year we had five Royal Mail sacks full of goodies,’ she said. ‘Adrian was very happy to help me take all the presents to Ipswich Hospital and join me in having our photo taken.’

The Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity Giving Tree is open until Friday 21 December.