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IET bring a touch of magic to those facing the festive season in hospital

18 December 2015


IET bring a touch of magic to those facing the festive season in hospital
Staff at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Stevenage bought a touch of magic to Lister hospital when they donated gifts to patients.

This was the third time that the IET has taken part in the appeal following the success of previous years and the positive response among staff.

The Christmas gifts, donated by IET staff, were handed out to patients on the Mulberry Bush children’s unit for babies to 16-year-olds, who face spending the festive season in hospital.

Staff at the IET kindly gave to the cause with four sacks full of presents being delivered to the ward on Wednesday 16 December by Rebecca Gillick and Emma Taplin from the Communications team.
Rebecca Gillick, IET Communications Executive, said: “We wanted to do something to help young people who were spending Christmas in hospital. The IET has been running this gift appeal for a few years and we really wanted to do it again so we put a request to our staff to donate toys, with an amazing response. It was so lovely dropping the presents off – the ward was really appreciative.”

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Hannah Kellett
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Email: HKellett@theiet.org

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