Residents and staff across Rendall & Rittner’s managed London developments donated thousands of toys to the Great Ormond Street Hospital appeal at Christmas. Over 500 presents worth around £5,810 were donated as part of the Great Ormond Street Hospital toy appeal, given to sick children who will not be home for Christmas time. Gifts included a guitar to help with music therapy, five tablets and a Wii console. The highest number of donations were collected from Royal Arsenal in Woolwich.
Taking on the role of Father Christmas, was operations team member, Carlos Ornelas, withy Community Engagement Manager, Marc Gomes, dressed as head elf and Stewart Brown, Head of Customer Care and Resident Services, dressed as a reindeer. The team toured the developments in a decorated vehicle to collect the toys.
Marc said, “Thank you to everyone that gave something – our residents and staff have been very generous this year and it has been a bumper collection, showing it really is the season of goodwill and a time to think of those less fortunate than us ourselves. Great Ormond Street Hospital is a charity that Rendall & Rittner has supported for several years and the Christmas collection is very important to us, helping to bring happiness to children in the hospital and may not be able to spend this Christmas at home.”