King's Ely Acremont and Nursery staff and pupils surprise charitable family with toy donations

PUBLISHED: 15:35 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:35 02 November 2017

Samantha and Jackson Hill collect the donated toys and books from children at King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery.

Samantha and Jackson Hill collect the donated toys and books from children at King's Ely Acremont and Nursery.

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Pupils at King's Ely Acremont and Nursery have gone out of their way to help support people who are less fortunate by donating dozens of toys.

Jackson Hill pictured with some of the boxes of donated toys and books.Jackson Hill pictured with some of the boxes of donated toys and books.

Earlier this year, Richard Hill, his wife Samantha and their son, Jackson, who used to attend King’s Ely Nursery, moved to Belize in Central America to set up Realize Belize – a charity which supports children, young people and adults with disabilities.

The charity is organising a Christmas Big Breakfast event where children will be able to meet Father Christmas and receive a present and, aware that the Hill family were returning to Ely last month, staff at King’s Ely decided to organise a toy collection in aid of the charity.

Samantha and Jackson were invited into King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery to collect the boxes and were overwhelmed by the four boxes of goodies that had been donated.

Samantha said: “We cannot believe how generous everyone has been, it’s unbelievable.

“The new toys and books will be given out to children who would otherwise be unlikely to receive a Christmas present due to their family’s poverty and the used toys that have been donated will be used in the sessions we run with families.

“We cannot thank everyone at King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery enough for their generosity.”

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