Santa’s little helper

638. Hannah Robinson (London)

Hannah Robinson is just six years old and yet launched ‘Hannah’s Hope Appeal’ last Christmas to ensure children in Evelina London Children’s Hospital receive Christmas gifts.

Hannah suffers from a rare genetic condition which affects her everyday life and narrowly avoided spending Christmas in the hospital herself. She collects donations from after-school clubs, businesses and friends.

Last year she delivered 70 bags of books, colouring pencils and toys. For this year’s Hannah’s Hope Appeal she plans to bring even more smiles to patients’ faces when she visits the hospital just before Christmas Eve.

In a personal letter to Hannah, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“The care you are showing to others with your Hope Appeal is giving children in hospital a very special Christmas. Your courage shows that anyone at any age can make a tremendous impact on the lives of others.”

Hannah said:

“Thank you very much for my award it’s made me feel really happy and I’m so so excited. I love making all the children happy at the Evelina and I love collecting all the toys and filling the bags. I love Hannah’s Hope Appeal.”

Marian Ridley, Director of Evelina London, said:

“We’re extremely proud of Hannah who is an amazing little girl. In setting up the Hope Appeal, and helping bring presents and happiness to other children at our hospital, she has been nothing short of an inspiration. We are really looking forward to her visiting us again this Christmas, and we can’t think of a more deserving winner.”

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