Chas Everitt office appeals for more toys
As part of the nationwide ChasCares social responsibility programme, the East London West branch of the Chas Everitt International property group recently ran a hugely successful toy donation drive in aid of the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Our community was extremely generous in their donations, says branch owner Clinton Krouse, and as a result we were able to take bags of toys to all the little patients in the Frere Hospital childrens oncology ward.
Many of these children have to stay in hospital for extended periods of treatment often without the care of their parents or families who live too far away and cant afford to come and visit them very often so it was really wonderful to be able to bring them a little cheer.
At the same time, though, interacting with these children was a heart wrenching experience. Seeing children as young as a year old having to go through such a traumatic ordeal really opened our eyes as to how privileged we are to have our health and made us determined to do more to help them.
Consequently, he says, the agency will be continuing with its toy donation drive. We are appealing to all who can to help, especially families with children of their own. Even one bag of toys can make a huge difference. Meanwhile, we would like to thank our community for the tremendous support they have already given our ChasCares project.