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Special party collects gifts for kids spending Christmas Day in Royal Brompton Hospital

The Wonderful Communications Christmas Toy Party collected up to 150 gifts, and took place before Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead paid a visit

Sick children staying in The Royal Brompton Hospital will have gifts to open on Christmas Day following a special charity dinner.

The annual Wonderful Communications Christmas Toy Party in aid of The Brompton Foundation took place on December 8 at The Westbury in Mayfair.

The event was soon followed by a visit to the hospital by Made in Chelsea star Binky Felstead, who took a sack load of her own gifts to give on the day to children and young people on Rose Ward and Foulis Ward at the hospital in Chelsea on December 12.

The Toy Party collected around 150 gifts for the Brompton Fountain, a charity that organises a number of fundraising activities and appeals throughout the year.

The charity helps to raise awareness and much needed funds to support the purchase of vital equipment, toys, gifts and wishes for children and their families being treated at the Sydney Street hospital.

The presents will be opened by the youngsters and their families on Christmas Day.

During her visit, Binky met some very excited young adult cystic fibrosis sufferers on Foulis ward and learnt more about the genetic condition affecting more than 10,800 people in the UK.

She also handed out Christmas gifts, chocolates and treats to grateful patients.

Brompton Foundation director, Trudy Nickels, said: “We were so thrilled that Binky was able to visit a number of our younger patients on the ward recently, it meant so much to the children and their families.

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“The special guest ward visit is brilliant and gives everyone a huge positive boost during the festive season.”

The Toy party was attended by another Made in Chelsea star - Akin Solanke-Caulker - and former TV Apprentice candidate, Raef Bjayou.

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You can still support The Brompton Fountain this Christmas by sending a text message with TOYS05 £2 to 70070.

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