Festive cheer has been brought to patients and staff at Lincoln County Hospital, with the donation of a Christmas Memory Tree by Annington, the company responsible for refurbishing former Ministry of Defence (MoD) properties in Scampton, Lincolnshire.

The donation will support those who aren’t able to celebrate Christmas at home with their friends or family this year by creating a welcoming and homely environment on the Ingham Ward.

Patients and staff at the hospital, which is nearby to Annington’s Penrose Field development, can cherish memories of loved ones by writing messages on wooden baubles to decorate the Memory Tree, helping to bring cheer to what can be a lonely time of year.

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, commented: “We are proud to bring some holiday spirit to the ward with the donation of the Memory Tree for those who will be spending Christmas away from home, and as thanks to the hospital staff for the selfless and vital work they do year-round.

“During the Christmas season, it can be hard to be separated from loved ones and we want to help make Lincoln Hospital feel more like home for both patients and staff.”

Gary Burr, Charity Fundraiser at Lincoln Hospital, expressed gratitude for the donation: “Being in hospital can be especially hard during the Christmas period, so we are very grateful to Annington for their gift of the Christmas Memory Tree. It has brought much-needed cheer to our staff and patients alike.”

Situated just north of Lincoln in the small community of Scampton, Annington’s Penrose Fields provides a range of two-to-four-bedroom properties which have been lightly refurbished with decorating throughout.

Prices start at £147,000 for a two-bedroom property, available to move into immediately. For more information or to book a viewing, please contact selling agent William H Brown on 01522 534771 or email penrosefields@williamhbrown.co.uk.