A MOTOR dealership is swapping the sleigh for a car as it plays the part of Father Christmas.
Vauxhall retailer Davidsons of Morpeth will deliver a boot full of presents to Wansbeck General Hospital.
The gifts will then be distributed to youngsters in the children’s assessment unit, child health clinics and children’s orthopaedic clinics.
With the help of the local community, the team at Davidsons, of Coopies Way, aims to collect as many presents as possible in the run-up to Christmas.
They are appealing to members of the public to donate a new toy.
Faye Tait, managing director at Davidsons said: “It’s amazing how such a small gesture can really make a profound difference, so we would like to encourage everyone, whether they have children or not, to get involved and give a gift this Christmas.”
Allison Melvyn, a nursery nurse in the children’s assessment unit, said: “We’re really grateful Davidsons of Morpeth has offered to help us provide gifts for the children.
“Christmas is an important time for children everywhere, so it’s great that we’ve been given extra help this year.”
To get involved, drop off a present to Davidsons of Morpeth, Coopies Way, Morpeth, NE61 6JN. For further information call (01670) 512115 or go online to www.davidsonsofmorpeth.co.uk