AF&RS ask for present donations ahead of Children's Hospital visit

This Christmas Eve, Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be visiting Bristol Children’s Hospital and are asking for donations of gifts to help brighten the festive season for the children.

Green Watch from Avonmouth fire station will be visiting the hospital to raise the spirits of the children including letting them try on fire kit and where possible see the fire engine.

Christmas in hospital can be a very difficult time for children and their families so the crew hope their visit will be able to add some joy this festive season as well as providing a gift to each child.

Green Watch are asking for donations of gifts that can be given to boys and girls aged from one to 14 years. Donations can include toys such as games, puzzles and soft toys as well as shower gels and lotions for the older children.

Presents can be dropped off at any fire station across the Service area, marked as ‘Present donation for Avonmouth’.

Presents can also be sent directly to Avonmouth fire station (Fire Station Ln, Bristol, BS11 9ED).

Jamie Roberts, Watch Manager at Avonmouth fire station, said: “Visits like this can make such a difference for the children, especially at Christmas time.

“After the success of last year’s visit, we are hoping that we can make another Christmas special for those in hospital this year. We saw a lot of generosity last year and it meant so much to the children, their families and the hospital staff.

“Being in hospital during the festive season can be really hard for children and their families.

“We want to give people the opportunity to give back this Christmas, knowing that whatever you may be able to give, big or small, it will help to make Christmas a bit more magical for a child this year.”