Free LEGO sets for children of workers at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals

Josh Salisbury (11 April, 2020)

The charity says it will help keep the children entertained as their parents save lives

34167The Evelina LEGO model

The children of staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals are to get free LEGO sets to keep them entertained while their parents save lives.

The Fairy Bricks charity normally donates LEGO sets to kids in hospices and hospitals – and now will give more than 30,000 sets to children of NHS workers.

The kits will be donated to children nationwide, but is starting with the children of staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust.

Fairy Bricks has previously painstakingly recreated the Evelina Children’s Hospital out of LEGO which was on display in the hospital’s atrium before the outbreak.

Its CEO, Kevin Gascoigne, said: “We are truly grateful for everything our NHS heroes are doing to keep us safe.

“We know that the fight against COVID-19 is keeping many of them away from their families and their children.

“This is a very small gesture we hope will bring some smiles to families during a very tough time.”

After delivering to Guy’s and St Thomas’, Fairy Bricks says it will work with other hospitals across the country to distribute the sets.

Globally, the LEGO Group says it is also donating over 500,000 sets to children in need around the world.

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