Toys keep coming in for our Christmas appeal backing chYps children’s hospice care charity

PUBLISHED: 12:34 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 17 December 2013

Clarendon Hotel Staff collecting toys (l-r) Lesek Zajac, Lory Oane and Chloe Simmons

Clarendon Hotel Staff collecting toys (l-r) Lesek Zajac, Lory Oane and Chloe Simmons


Soft cuddly teddy bears will soon find new homes under the Christmas trees of sick children in Kent thanks to your response to our charity appeal.

The Reporter is asking for your toys which we are passing on to seriously ill children who are helped by hospice at home charity chYps.

You haven’t let us down, as you can see from the collection of cuddly toys which have been handed in at The Clarendon Royal Hotel in Royal Pier Road, Gravesend.

It is one of the businesses kindly acting as a drop-off point before our reps pick up the toys to pass on to the charity ahead of Christmas Day.

They will also collect unwanted gifts which can then be sold on at the charity’s 14 shops across Kent and Bexley to raise funds.

Receptionist Chloe Simmons, who has been helping to co-ordinate the appeal at the hotel, said: “We wanted to do it. It’s the Christmas spirit, the children will receive a nice gift which people have donated.”

Donations can be left at Bennett and Brown, 21-24 Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1AS; Dartford Greek Taverna, 59-65 Hythe Street, Dartford, DA1 1BG; Maple Leaf Kitchens and Bedrooms, 79 Hythe Street, Dartford, DA1 1BG; Practical Car and Van Rental, 18 The Brent, Dartford, DA1 1YN; The Clarendon Royal Hotel, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, DA12 2BE and Towncentric, 18a St George’s Square, Gravesend, DA11 0TB.

Alternatively, donate to chYps, which has to raise at least £1.47million every year, at

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