Peterborough business leader’s cuddly gifts to help poorly children

Mike Walters with Kat Collen and Steph Fairbain from the children's care facilities and Michelle Gray, head of community fundraising at Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.

Mike Walters with Kat Collen and Steph Fairbain from the children's care facilities and Michelle Gray, head of community fundraising at Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.

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Caring Peterborough company Walters has donated 100 soft toys to children in hospital.

Office supplies and design firm Walters, of Royce Road, has given hundreds of cuddly toy dogs to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

It’s the little things like a cuddly toy that makes a traumatic experience more bearable.

Mike Walters

Mike Walters, who founded the firm 40 years ago and has just been taken over by Ethos, said; “As a father, I understand the distress that is caused to families through hospitalisation - especially when children are critically ill. Care provided at Addenbrooke’s is unparalleled and children are in the safest of hands but sometimes it’s the little things like a cuddly toy that makes a traumatic experience more bearable.”

Michelle Gray, head of community fundraising at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, said: “We are so very grateful to Walters for deciding to donate these soft toys.”

“They will provide some much needed happiness and comfort at what can be a very scary time for children.”