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Godfrey says thank you for son’s ‘excellent’ care

20 January 2009

Some of the hospital’s youngest patients received some surprise Christmas presents thanks to a special fundraising event organised by a grateful parent.

Some of the hospital’s youngest patients received some surprise Christmas presents thanks to a special fundraising event organised by a grateful parent.

Godfrey Torto, whose son Jamare Charles-Torto is treated for sickle cell at Chelsea and Westminster, held The Toy Story charity party at top London nightclub Paper in the week leading up to Christmas.

Guests were asked to bring with them gift-wrapped children’s toys which were then donated to hospital patients.

Godfrey said: “I wanted to help Chelsea and Westminster by putting a massive smile on the faces of children who had to spend time in hospital at Christmas, in recognition of their excellent treatment of sickle cell patients.”

Trust staff including Alison Webster, Hospital Play Manager, and colleagues attended The Toy Story event.

Alison said: “I want to say a personal thank you to Godfrey for the gifts that the children on the wards received.”

The Toy Story event also aimed to raise awareness of sickle cell which is now the most common childhood genetic condition in England.