Couple’s toy treat for hospital wards

Natalie and Chris Wilson raised �1,656 and bought toys for the playroom in LGI. Their daughter Holly - who has a rare kidney condition - goes to the hospital three to seven times a week.
Natalie and Chris Wilson raised �1,656 and bought toys for the playroom in LGI. Their daughter Holly - who has a rare kidney condition - goes to the hospital three to seven times a week.

BIG-HEARTED parents Natalie and Chris Wilson have raised more than £1,600 for the hospital where their little girl has treatment for a rare kidney condition.

The Castleford couple’s ten-month-old daughter Holly has congenital nephrotic syndrome – which causes her kidneys to leak protein – and has to visit Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) up to seven times a week for check-ups.

Mr and Mrs Wilson, of Aketon Road, raised a total of £1,656 by holding a raffle and spent it on toys, colouring books and games for the playroom on LGI wards 12 and 20.

Mrs Wilson, 31, who runs the Beauty Box beauticians in Airedale, said: “The support we received for the raffle was fantastic, we had lots of help from customers and our staff and I would like to thank everyone.

“I plan to keep raising money and buying more toys for the hospital.

“Play is very important for children who have to stay in hospital for long periods of time after operations and treatments, so they need to be kept occupied as much as possible.

“I hope Holly and the other children on the ward will get lots of enjoyment out of them.”

The couple also bought equipment for the older children treated at the two wards, including a hi-fi, camera, Wii games, computer programmes and DVDs.