COVENTRY firefighters have successfully completed their Christmas mission – to deliver two fire engines full of toys and selection boxes to children spending the festive season in hospital.
The presents were delivered yesterday and will go to youngsters at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
The first drive was Carrie’s out last year when Firefighter Darren Hutchinson came up with the idea because his son – when he was younger – spent quite a while in Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH).
Fellow firefighter Daniel McQuillan then built on the idea with the ‘fill a fire engine’ concept and last year they managed to literally do that – with toys, selection boxes and other Christmassy items.
This year the crew tasked themselves with filling two fire engines – and it was a success.
The crew thanked everyone who donated and helped, adding it would make a ‘huge difference’ to the children in hospital this Christmas.