The Elephant and Castle in Bolton, is hosting a week of gift-giving for children in need this December. Customers are invited to pop into the pub from 3rd – 9th December to donate a toy to the Children’s Ward at the Royal Bolton Hospital.


The pub is calling for donations of new, unwrapped toys, for children of any age, ranging from new-born babies to 16-year olds. Hot drinks and mince pies will be given free of charge to anyone who makes a donation.


Team Leader, Stacey Smedley, said: “Christmas is a time for family and friends to celebrate together, but many children admitted to hospital this December won’t be well enough to spend it at home this year. If we can make their day just a little bit brighter by giving them a gift, then to us that’s the true meaning of Christmas. I just want to make these children smile, even if it’s only for a day.”