Christmas arrives early at Grimsby hospital

The festive spirit is now in full swing at Grimsby hospital thanks to Christmas trees donated by two local businesses.

Strawsons Woodland, of East Ravendale, has kindly donated the main entrance Christmas tree to the hospital, which is an amazing 10ft tree!

Hospital charity The Health Tree Foundation, which is the chosen charity of the year for Engie, has generously supported the café courtyard with a tree and lights.

The café courtyard Christmas tree lights were switched on by Melanie Bratley, chemotherapy manager on the Amethsyt ward, alongside staff from Engie and the hospital.

: Pictured are staff from The Health Tree Foundation, Hospital Staff and representatives from ENGIE with the courtyard Christmas tree

The Engie team regularly look after the café courtyard by planting new bulbs and tidying it up. This year they have also been fundraising for the Amethyst ward at Grimsby hospital by hosting quizzes and a charity football match.

The money raised is going to be handed over in the new year during a presentation between the Amethyst ward and Engie.

Katie Hubbert, community champion for The Health Tree Foundation, said: “The hospital looks really festive thanks to these local businesses this Christmas. We can’t thank them enough for all their hardwork and support.

“Engie have worked closely with the hospital for a number of years maintaining the courtyard and it’s amazing how they have supported the Amethyst ward. They are a great team – thank you!”

Baby Dinosaurs – the one-stop shop for pre-loved children’s clothes, toys and other essentials – launched a Christmas gift appeal which saw them receive over 2,000 presents. The hospital is very honoured to have been donated a large amount of these gifts for the children’s ward and children in the community under the Trust’s care.

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