Mum collects selection boxes for children and OAPs in hospital this Christmas

Chairman Liam Coulter, Rebecca Phipps, Brian Crinigan & Colts players
Chairman Liam Coulter, Rebecca Phipps, Brian Crinigan & Colts players

A kind-hearted mum is spreading festive joy by collecting selection boxes for children spending Christmas day in hospital.

Rebecca Phipps has managed to collect 105 boxes so far and her initative has received a further boost thanks to Rugby Town Junior Football Club.

After asking the club if they could tell parents about the charitable scheme, the club offered to give Rebecca 90 selection boxes to be delivered to patients at St Cross in Rugby and Northampton General Hospital.

Rebecca’s eight-year-old son, Charlie, plays for the Colts.

“The club have been fantastic and it will make a such a difference to the people spending Christmas in hospital,” Rebecca said.

“It ocurred to me that we have so much and we are so fortuante but not everyone is, so I decided I wanted to do something nice for people at Christmas and the idea just snowballed from there.”

The gifts will also be given to elderly people in hospital.

Rebecca said: “It will mean so much to people who may not see anyone at Christmas time or receive a gift. If any kind-hearted people would like to donate a selection box then that would be fantastic.”

Liam Coulter, chairman of RTJFC said: “We are delighted to support such a great cause and hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas.”

To get involved, email our reporter joanna.hunt@jpress.co.uk with the subject line ‘selection boxes’.