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Celebrities back Santa’s Toy Sack Challenge

Santa's Toy Sack Challenge aims to put a smile on the faces of children staying at the Evelina Children's Hospital in Lambeth Bridge Road this Christmas.

Santa's Toy Sack and the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal are hoping to set London's record for the biggest sack of toys. The first port of call will be the Evelina Children's Hospital and any toys left over will be distributed to a number of care and foster homes in the city.

Santa's Toy Sack Challenge will provide toys and donations to the Evelina Children's Hospital to let them know London is thinking of them this Christmas.

"Making a small donation to Santa's Toy Sack is a brilliant way for Londoners to get into the Christmas spirit and make a difference to our capital's children," says Sanjeev Bhaskar, who is supporting the challenge along with his wife Meera Syal.

For a donation of 1.50 (standard network charges apply), Londoners can text 'toys' to 85099 and help buy a range of toys and games for children in the Evelina Children's Hospital.

The Santa's Toy Sack Challenge is being organised by a group of friends with a vision to make this an enjoyable Christmas for those children being treated at the Evelina Children's Hospital.

"I have been inspired to make a real difference in the lives of children in hospital after several close friends had babies this year," explains organiser Moiz Vas.

"Their babies were born healthy and their homes filled with plenty of happiness but this did get me thinking about children who maybe aren't so lucky. After finding out about the fantastic work the staff at The Evelina Children's Hospital do caring for patients and their families, it inspired me to go out and raise money to help the Evelina."

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