Give a selection box to sick children

CHRISTMAS is coming . . . and one local charity is appealing for your help to make its festive party extra special and provide an extra treat for children who may have to spend time in hospital over Christmas.

For it is asking the generous Mansfield public to again donate selection boxes to put a smile on the faces of children in hospital fighting cancer.

PASIC — the Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children — is asking the public and local businesses to buy an extra Christmas selection box when they do their own festive shopping.

For the past few years the charity has been overwhelmed by Chad readers’ generosity as Easter eggs have been given for its Easter celebrations - as well as selection boxes for Christmas festivities a couple of years ago.

A spokesman for the charity said: “If people could spare just one Christmas selection box, or if a local business would like to get involved we would be very grateful.”

Selection boxes can be left at Chad receptions in Mansfield at Market Place or Newgate Lane - (for the attention of Tim Morriss) - or The King’s Treatment Centre at Kings Mill hospital for the attention of Julie Dixon.

l Anyone who would like to offer any other help is asked to contact PASIC co-ordinator Bea Brunton on 747629 or 07713092304.