Oxborough ward manager Michelle Lawrence receives the presents donated by Balfour Beatty staff from Nicky Paine and John Voaden.

Older patients who spent Christmas in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital had a present to open thanks to the generosity of Balfour Beatty staff.

Members of the firm’s team, who work in the West Norfolk area, delivered two crates of gifts for patients on the King’s Lynn hospital’s Oxborough ward.

Company staff had been inspired to support older patients after they delivered Easter eggs to the hospital earlier this year.

The firm’s community liaison officer Nicky Paine and colleague John Voaden, who also volunteers at the hospital, presented the gifts to ward manager Michelle Lawrence.

As part of their support for the QEH, staff at Balfour Beatty this year also raised more than £3,700 for the ExCel Appeal to provide equipment for older, frail patients.

They completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and plan to continue their support for the Gayton Road hospital in the New Year.