The Colchester branch of Keyline has donated materials to The Sick Children’s Trust to enable the charity to build a shelter for outdoor toys kept at Acorn House, which is based in the grounds of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Acorn House, which is run by The Sick Children’s Trust, supports families with children undergoing specialist treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, enabling families to stay together when their child is seriously ill in hospital.

The charity has a number of outdoor toys that were kept in the garden of Acorn House in all types of weather. The new shelter means the toys will now stay clean and dry, ready for use by children staying in the house.

Lee Moore-Williams, Key Account Manager at Keyline, said: “When my little girl was extremely poorly and being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, my wife and I stayed at Acorn House for over a month. Without the home from home house I’m not sure how we would have coped, so Keyline Colchester was delighted to support The Sick Children’s Trust and provide materials for the toy shed; it’s great to hear the shelter has made a difference.” 

In addition, Lee has also raised more than £4,000 for Acorn House by completing a 16-mile bike ride and holding a charity day at Colchester United, which was supported by Keyline’s suppliers.

Picture caption: The shelter at Acorn House, which was built using materials donated by Keyline’s Colchester branch.