THERE were more treats than tricks when a surprise toy donation was given to poorly children.
Patients in the paediatric department at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, were treated to scary masks, fake cobwebs and other Halloween-themed goodies.
The donation was made by supermarket chain Asda, along with radio station Heart FM.
Among the children getting a toy was Grace Newnham.
The five-year-old needed surgery to remove a lump from her wrist.
Mum Emma Newnham, 31, of Hipley Road, Havant, said: ‘We didn’t know there was going to be a toy donation, so it was a great surprise.
‘It really cheered Grace up because no child likes to go into hospital, so it made her feel better.
‘She also couldn’t go trick-or-treating, and this meant the toys came to her.’
Katharine Rackham, 37, of Hereford Road, Southsea, said the donation was also a welcome gesture for her son Harry, eight, who had a hernia operation. The toys were left in the playroom throughout the day yesterday, so children could come along and choose gifts.