Cuddly toy collection to benefit Wrenbury kids' home

Crewe Guardian: It’s the cuddly toy! Olwyn Payton from Sainsburys, Debbie Mercandelli Hospitality Manager at Richmond Village, Catherine Moore from The Wingate Centre and Nicola Tooke Village Advisor at Richmond Nantwich It’s the cuddly toy! Olwyn Payton from Sainsburys, Debbie Mercandelli Hospitality Manager at Richmond Village, Catherine Moore from The Wingate Centre and Nicola Tooke Village Advisor at Richmond Nantwich

TROLLEY loads of cuddly toys in Nantwich will be delivered to Wrenbury’s Wingate Centre thanks to a community collection at Sainsbury’s.

Richmond Village care facility joined forces with local Scout Groups, Skipton Explorers and Wilson House to collect the 356 teddies.

They will be given to children who visit the Wingate Centre on respite holidays throughout the year and are handed to each visitor on arrival.

At the end of their stay they then take them home as a reminder of their time there.

Sainsbury’s community champion, Olwyn Payton, said: “We are delighted with the response this year and especially grateful to the local Scout Groups for helping collect so many.”

Catherine Moore from The Wingate Centre added: “It is wonderful to know that there are so many kind hearted people and I know that each and every toy will have a loving home.”

Easter will see the next collection, when chocolate eggs are gathered to share between the centre, Leighton Hospital Children’s Ward and the Women’s Refuge.

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