A seven-year-old Father Christmas delivered a sledge-full of toys for disabled children at the rehabilitation centre where he was treated for a brain injury.
Christmas came early to youngsters at The Children’s Trust, in Tadworth, on Wednesday when Harri Griffiths visited dressed as Father Christmas with his sister Hannah, 4, dressed as Rudolph.
The pair pulled a tinsel-covered sledge full of new toys for the play therapy service at the trust - bought with £200 raised by Harri selling sweets.
Harri, of Shere Avenue in Cheam, came to the trust for rehabilitation after he sustained a brain injury.
Harri’s mum Rosemarie said: "We’re very proud of Harri. When he suggested wanting to give something back to the play room because he benefitted so much from his play therapy sessions, he thought hard about how to raise some money.
"Given the fact he’s a child, selling sweets was an obvious answer. Play therapy made a real difference for Harri."
Jan Vance, play therapist at the trust, added: "Being able to play with toys can make a child’s worries and fears seem less, so now lots of children will be made to feel very special thanks to the result of this boy’s thoughtfulness."
Article and picture from Hardeep Matharu at epsomguardian
The Children's Trust, Tadworth is a national charity providing care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and complex health needs, and rehabilitation services to children with an acquired brain injury. The Trust runs the UK’s largest residential rehabilitation centre for paediatric acquired brain injury and has an on-site special school, The School for Profound Education, which publishes The Profound Education Curriculum for children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
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