Arriva helps Santa visit Zoë’s Place with presents

Arriva North West’s Speke Depot paid a special visit to Zoë’s Place just before Christmas, whose generous staff had donated a total of 115 toys and £448.50 for the children.

Zoë’s Place, the baby hospice had a very special visit earlier this month when Santa came down on the Zoë’s Place Arriva bus to visit the children with gifts.

Karl Wilton, the organiser of the Speke Garage Toy Appeal, said, “The staff at Zoë’s Place do a fantastic job all year round caring for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. It’s been great to give something back to the community to which we serve and continuing supporting the hospice and children after 16 years of continued support.

“The aim of the appeal was to put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas. This picture of Santa and a child at the hospice shows just exactly what we set out to do. Mission complete!”

Zoë’s Place posted on their website, “A huge thank you to the amazing staff and families from Arriva North West Speke depot who have been collection a myriad of wonderful toys for our children.  It was great to meet Santa, Elf and the staff when they popped along to our Hospice on the Arriva North West branded bus. Thank you also to Kevin Dempsey, Night Manager at Asda store in Sefton Park for donating some toys to Carl Purcell (Elf).”

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice offers palliative, respite and terminal care for babies and infants, aged from birth to five years old. For more information please visit The Zoë’s Place website.

Tom Harrison

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