King’s Lynn store workers spread cheer for poorly children at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Staff at Debenhams in King’s Lynn donated money instead of giving Christmas cards, using the proceeds to buy selection boxes for the Children staying on Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. From left, patient Archie Ramshaw (8) gets a selection box with Sister Avril Forster, Janice Dagless from Debenhams, Staff Nurse Emma Isaacson and Kerry Usher from Debenhams

Children spending Christmas in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn got some extra treats thanks to store workers.

Instead of buying each other Christmas cards, staff from Debenhams, in the town’s High Street, put the money they would have spent on them in a pot.

They wrote festive greetings on a graffiti wall in the staff restaurant and also put prizes donated by the store for a staff raffle in the pot as well.

When management at Tesco heard they were planning to come in and buy selection boxes for the children’s ward, they also donated some gifts and gave them a discount.

There were smiles all round when Debenhams workers Janice Dagless, from women’s wear, and Kerry Usher, from cosmetics, delivered the sweets to the QEH’s Rudham Ward, just in time for Christmas.