Toy amnesty puzzles delivered to Royal Hospital for Sick Children

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) has taken delivery of a haul of new puzzles thanks to the generosity of the local community.

Hoards of brand new puzzles have been gifted to the Edinburgh hospital by company Jumbo Games following its ‘Bring Back Jigsaw Puzzle’ amnesty. The appeal, which ran in October and November, asked members of the public to donate old puzzles to the Hobbycraft store at Fort Kinnaird in exchange for money off new ones. For every jigsaw puzzle received, a brand new one was donated to the hospital.

Gray Richmond, Managing Director, Jumbo Games said: “It has been great to see the community rally together and lend its support to the recent amnesty. For each puzzle donated by a member of the public to the Hobbycraft Fort Kinnaird, we are able to provide the Royal Hospital for Sick Children with a brand new jigsaw for patients and their families to enjoy. 

“We hope that these donations will bring as much joy to those who use them as it has to us overseeing this project.”

Lorna Galbraith Play Specialist said: “We’re thrilled to see these new puzzles delivered in time for Christmas.

”Play is so important for children in hospital. It lifts their spirits and helps them to relax by making a really abnormal environment, normal.”