Salisbury shop does something sweet for young SDH patients

Salisbury shop does something sweet for young SDH patients

Published at 9:59am 8th January 2020.

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Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe has been holding a raffle in store to support children having treatment at Christmas.

The Blue Boar Row store raised a total of £397 in the run-up to the festive season.

That money was collected through customers buying raffle tickets to win a confectionery hamper.

All the money collected was used to buy Christmas presents to be handed to children at Salisbury District Hospital.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Salisbury Salisbury District Hospital Christmas Presents 2019
A big pile of presents was bought with the donations from Mr Simms shoppers

The team from Mr Simms went up to the hospital to hand them over to the nurses.

The inspiration for the fundraising came from a nurse at the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, who had gone into the shop at Halloween to buy sweets for the young patients who would be missing out on trick or treating.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Salisbury Salisbury District Hospital Christmas Presents 2019
The presents were taken to the children's unit at Salisbury District Hospital

The store owner, Sarah Hastings-McMahon told Spire FM 'it was nothing more than someone showing good will becoming a inspiration to me and my family'.

So, they started up the raffle to try and raise some cash to help the children's unit - and they're delighted with the outcome.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Salisbury Raffle Winner Christmas 2019
Sam was picked out as the winner of the raffle at Mr Simms

Sarah said they're keen to keep up the fundraising: 

"This year it's our intention to run raffles throughout the year (to help) children living in poverty. We want to give back to the Salisbury community and we are currently looking for a charity to support with the money we raise."

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