Staff donate Christmas gifts to those in need

Christmas presents for Essex charity

Two paramedics have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the generosity of colleagues following their rallying call to help an Essex charity.

Liz Little and Steve Hudson decided to contribute to the festive appeal run by Chelmsford-based charity Kids Inspire, which provides a Christmas gift for children who may be living in care, or living with a parent with a mental health issue or simply in a family that has fallen on hard times.

The pair sent out a request to colleagues across mid-Essex stations last week and delivered the gifts to the charity’s Fox Crescent headquarters for sorting and wrapping on Thursday (4th December).

Liz, who is based at Burnham station, said: “We are aware that Christmas can be quite a sad time of year for some people. We found the Kids Inspire charity and started a Facebook group last week. We want to say a big thank you to members of staff who have been so generous and donated gifts.”

Steve, who is based in Chelmsford, added: “We are really grateful because staff have gone out of their way to take presents to central points for us.”

The charity, founded seven years ago, has collected more than 300 presents from schools, individuals, groups and businesses.

Sue Bell, founder and Chief Executive of Kids Inspire, said: “We have had a huge response this year which has been really wonderful to see. Our offices were quite literally full. These gifts are going to children and to families that struggle to put food on the table throughout the year and wouldn’t otherwise be having presents.”

For more information on the charity’s work visit

Published 11th December 2014 

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