Shoppers give generously to toy and foodbank appeals

Tesco toy collection for poorly children.
Tesco toy collection for poorly children.

Kind hearted shoppers donated toys to bring festive cheer to poorly children at Bedford Hospital this Christmas.

The gifts, donated at Tesco in Bedford’s Riverfield Drive, were dished out during the hospital’s Christmas party and leftover goodies will be given to any little ones that are staying on the children’s ward over Christmas.

Supermarket customer experience manager Simon Hill said: “We would like to thank customers and colleagues that donated to our toy bank.”

Shoppers also gave generously to the store’s foodbank collection, which saw Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson attend to lend a hand to sort out donating food items totalling 2,500 kgs.

To find out about Bedford’s Foodbank visit