Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
From left, Alison and Flo from the Norwich branch of John Lewis make their special delivery to Sarah from NICU.

Staff from the Norwich branch of John Lewis & Partners made a special delivery to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to drop off some presents for the smallest patients.

Flo and Alison from John Lewis & Partners presented the team on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 45 Jellycat soft toys – one for every baby who will be on the unit on Christmas Day.

The toys are among the 1,000 plus which were received by the N&N Hospitals Charity as part of the annual Send a Smile with Santa appeal which gives a present to every inpatient on Christmas morning.

Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of people this year who have donated fantastic presents for every one of our patients.

“On behalf of all our staff and patients, we want to thank everyone who sent in and delivered presents, including Archant, Greater Anglia, Costa Coffee, Norwich Cooper BMW in Longwater, the Lions and John Lewis.”

This appeal is now closed for this year while Santa’s Elves get the presents ready for Christmas Day.

Support  a local charity which makes a difference to you. You can give to any ward or department  – click here to donate online or send a cheque to Fundraising, NNUH, 20 Rouen Road, Norwich Norfolk NR1 1QQ. Cheques payable to N&N Hospitals Charity (1048170) and include your name and address and where you would like the money to benefit.