QMC Appeal...Please Help

By Paul Smith
Last updated : 22 November 2006

A Notts County fan has revealed plans to make it a happier Christmas for children who will be in hospital over the festive period.

Bristol...Helping out the children
Rob Bristol, 45, is organising an appeal to fans of all three Professional Nottinghamshire clubs, Notts, Mansfield Town and Nottingham Forest, to raise the spirits of the ill youngsters.

Mr. Bristol, who lives in Sutton-in-Ashfield, said, “The appeal is fundamentally for the sick children who will be spending Christmas in hospital.”

The donations will specifically go to the Children's Ward at the Queens Medical Centre.

He is asking supporters to donate whatever they can in the way of a gift, with a particular emphasis on selection boxes. However, crayons, colouring books, or anything that will raise a smile, are also well received.

“The aim is to bring a little happiness to terminally ill youngsters. For some of the children, this will be their last Christmas, so I think it is important for organisations like Professional football clubs to get together and make sure they have as good a Christmas as is possible.”

The admirable cause also takes in an “Easter” and a “summer appeal.”

Mr Bristol explained how it is not only he who should take the credit, “I originally only got involved as a "middle man" when Mansfield supporter Neil Barsby wanted somebody to pick up Easter Eggs from Notts County following an appeal then.”

The success continues to grow. He added, “ I will continue to do appeals for the children on a regular basis, but remember that it is the generosity of fellow Notts supporters that make it the success that it is.”

Modestly, Mr. Bristol added, “My part would be futile without your support.”

If you wish to support him, drop off your gifts to the Notts County club shop, Meadow Lane, Nottingham.

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