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February 2019 Newsletter

In December, the office at NC TLC Trust transformed into Santa’s bustling workshop in aid of our families that we support, as well as poorly children on hospital wards. The toy drive was an enormous success thanks to so many people who donated to the cause. This year we distributed over 350 gifts, hickman line bags created by Loving Hands and buddy boxes created by students from UON in the National Citizens’ Service programme, to four hospitals nationally. The recipients which benefitted from the toy drive were Northampton General, Great Ormond Street, Nottingham University Hospital and Manchester Children’s Hospital. In addition, all of the families who were not in attendance during our Fantasy Trip 2018 to North Cadbury Court had parcels packaged and either mailed or hand

delivered by our elves, bringing delight and smiles to the faces of our warriors and princesses.


We have so many people to thank this month, who made all of this possible.

A huge thank you to Laura Scuza, Connect FM Radio in Kettering, their sponsors A&J Sectional Building Supplies and their listeners, who selected us as one of the charities that they wished to support. Connect FM donated several large bags of toys, two large boxes of loom bands and wrapping paper. We are so grateful and proud to be selected; the gifts helped to make Christmas magical for so many children.

Another big thank you W M Morrisons for a very large toy donation towards the NC TLC Toy drive. Thank you for continuing to be a supporter of what we do, without sponsors like you we could not continue to do our important work.

 Thank you to the students and staff of Staverton CEVA School in Daventry for your thoughtful and kind donation of toys towards our annual toy appeal; they have made lots of children in hospital very happy.

Thank you to Sophie from the Lifting Room Crossfit and the members of her gym for their generosity in choosing the NC TLC Trust to donate toys to this Christmas. The fantastic presents have found their way into the hearts of many children in hospital.

Thank you to the Holiday Inn Corby for donating gifts, especially those for our older warriors who like to feel special at this time of year too.

A big thank you to RPC Containers and Caroline Beasley for coordinating the toy donations from your company. We are profoundly grateful for your donations which will help to make a child’s day a bit brighter.

We also would love to thank our continuous supporter Gary Nix and In Transit Transport Services for their kind donation of 16 more Trunkis to send to those children who were not able to attend our Fantasy Trip.

Thank you also to all those who donated toys individually, Sharon Lucy, Michelle Biggs, Claire Smith and Sally Luke. You have all helped to make a difference to so many children.

Thank you to Carolyn Potts and Cheryl for answering our plea and donating tape and wrapping paper so our elves could wrap the toys.

Thank you to all our elves, Sharon Lucy, Janette Weedall, Kerry Jeyes and the Humphrey’s family for delivering toys to the children’s wards across the country.

A special thank you goes out to Sharon Lucy, Sophie Harvey, Cheryl, and the staff of Nick Barber’s Minster Cleaning Services, Louise Frohock, Hilary Hillman, Angie Wakefield and Tracy Hancock, who dedicated their time to sorting and wrapping so many gifts for the children.

We also would like to say a hearty thank you to all the students of Wrenn School who donated £341.00 from their Christmas Jumper Day to the NC TLC Trust. Thank you to Senior Prefect Balintchim Mendes and Mrs Tina Mayes who helped to coordinate the day.

A big thank you also to our long time sponsors Ambivent, who donated their proceeds from their office Christmas Jumper Day to our cause.   

The NC TLC Trust would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Look out for upcoming events in 2019, including the London Marathon where our runner, Ricardo Malvaez Cardenas, will represent the NC TLC Trust.  If you would like to get involved in any upcoming events publicised on our social media pages, please contact

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