McCain staff’s games gifts

Staff Nurse Anita Ogle, left, student nurse Faye Wilcock, and health care assistant Helen Kirk, receiving the DVDs and video games brought by Trisha Hall, of McCains company shop, where McCains employees chipped in with their loose change, collecting �300 to buy the goodies for patients in the Duke of Kent Ward, Children's ward. Scarborough Hospital. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121432a 04/04/12
Staff Nurse Anita Ogle, left, student nurse Faye Wilcock, and health care assistant Helen Kirk, receiving the DVDs and video games brought by Trisha Hall, of McCains company shop, where McCains employees chipped in with their loose change, collecting �300 to buy the goodies for patients in the Duke of Kent Ward, Children's ward. Scarborough Hospital. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121432a 04/04/12

Employees at McCain Foods in Scarborough have shown their support for sick children in the area.

More than £300 has been raised for the Duke of Kent Children’s Ward at Scarborough Hospital through a collection at the site’s company shop.

Play workers requested that the money be spent on DVDs and PlayStation 3 games.

Tricia Hall, shopkeeper at McCain, said: “We wanted to raise money for the children’s ward as it is a charity close to the heart of our employees.

“We held a similar collection a couple of years ago and spent the money on mobiles and blankets for the cots as well as some small, soft toys.

“This time, we wanted to get something for the older children to use. The ward was recently given a PlayStation 3 so we were happy to buy some games and DVDs.

“We understand that being in hospital can be a distressing time for children, and if we can do anything to make it a more pleasant experience then it’s time and money well spent.”