This is a non-food related post, but when it popped into our inbox and Miss Edinburger used to work at the Sick Kid’s there was no way we could say no. Hopefully some of you guys will be able to help out.
Do you have any unwanted jigsaws laying around? Wanting to get rid of them? Well we have a great solution and The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh will benefit and you will too.
This October, Jumbo Games is conducting a jigsaw amnesty in conjunction with Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and a local Hobbycraft store.
Members of the general public are invited to drop off old and used jigsaws at Hobbycraft Fort Kinnaird. The store will act as a drop-off point for puzzles between the 18 October and the 2 November, to coincide with the school mid-term break. In return for your jigsaw donation, you will receive money off vouchers, which can be used to purchase any Jumbo jigsaw in store. For every item donated, Jumbo will then donate one brand new jigsaw to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children for use in the wards, waiting areas and staff rooms. Having worked at the Sick Kid’s I know how much the children appreciate toys and without them their stays would seem so much longer. They occupy the kiddies and help keep their mind on other things.
David Westman, Marketing & PR Manager for Hobbycraft commented:
“We are thrilled to be a part of this amnesty with Jumbo Games. Not only will it help improve the lives of those in hospital it will also create a stronger sense of charity within the local community”.
The timing of this activity is no coincidence. As drop off points will be closed at the start of November, Jumbo will be able to donate a selection of puzzles to the hospital in the run up to Christmas. Not only will this add an element of fun into what can be a hard time for poorly individuals and their families, it will also provide entertainment for the large number of nurses and doctors that work to help others over the festive period. What is more, it enables members of the public to indulge their charitable side and donate gifts to those that aren’t able to spend Christmas at home.
Katherine Pierce, Marketing Manager at Jumbo Games comments added –
“Over the Christmas period a lot of people aren’t well enough to leave the hospital and the donation of new puzzles to entertain them will hopefully provide a source of enjoyment for these individuals as well as visitors and members of staff. Jigsaws are known to bring people together as is Christmas, and combined, hopefully this activity will be a source of happiness and wellbeing for all those involved”.
For more information visit Jumbo www.jumbo.eu and tweet using the #jumboamnesty
Hopefully some of you will be able to help brighten up a little sick kiddies stay.
*Thanks to Mason Williams for the image and information.