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CommunityFestive cheer for Tameside Hospital's children's ward

Festive cheer for Tameside Hospital’s children’s ward

Police armed with presents headed over to Tameside General Hospital children’s wards this week.

PC Will Drummond, the hospital liaison officer working within the Prevention Hub at Tameside, ran and fundraised for the event.

He drummed up support from local businesses including Boots Denton Crown Point, Dukinfield Co-Op, Poundland Ashton-under-Lyne Asda, The Works and the Card Factory at Denton Crown Point, to raise more than £200 worth of gifts.

PC Drummond was supported around the wards by apprentice Hannah Doyle, schools officer Tony Lawton and Tameside chief inspector Claire Galt.

He said: “Within the Prevention Hub, we look to help solve persistent district problems through a specialism of roles and expertise. The team consists of myself, a licensing officer, the schools officers, and missing from home team.

“The day was a huge success and we made a lot of children and parents’ day.”

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Chief inspector Galt added: “It was a pleasure to accompany the team around the wards and deliver some festive joy to youngsters. Some of the children have been on this ward for quite some time and they were so happy to see us.

“I must thank all local businesses for their generosity in their gift giving, as we couldn’t have done this without their support.

“This shows that we do more than just crime prevention – within the Tameside Prevention hub we want to support our communities to the best of our ability and give back when we can to those who need it most during the Christmas season.”

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