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AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS: Hemel resident Aaron Cooper is helping bring community spirit to the NHS

 Published on: 6th May 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Resident Aaron Cooper has been doing an amazing job ensuring the needs of the local NHS are met.

Eight months ago he set up a Facebook page called West Herts NHS Hospitals Support Group, which now has almost 7.500 members.

Coming to the pandemic, this group has been very useful to cater to the needs of NHS workers.

Through the page they started collecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Easter eggs – which were donated by Tesco and Asda – food, shower gels, lip balms, hand creams and many other items.

He said: “All supermarkets got involved and we’ve been out distributing items and helping hospitals. We’ve got so much going on in the group, the more people get involved, the more people we can help.”

Aaron, who does media work for a metal detector company, has also been campaigning to have a new hospital built in West Hertfordshire, which would cater for Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford. 

He added: “All we are achieving is 100 per cent a group effort, without the group there would be none of this happening, it’s through the group that people are donating. People want to help and they are all very responsive.

“What we are doing right now is just scratching the surface, I’m 45 and aim to build upon this every year I’m alive and able to do so.

“We can make West Hertfordshire NHS Trust a burning bright beacon of healthcare and I’m 100 percent sure of this given time and support but we need freedom to move.

“It’s with care and support and raising awareness and building a system that from top to bottom people wish to come and work for the trust, not only to help others but because it’s an amazing trust to work within.”

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