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Children at Watford General Hospital say thank you

 Published on: 22nd December 2014   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Young patients, doctors, nurses and other staff on the children’s ward at Watford Hospital have thanked local people, volunteers and businesses for donations this Christmas. Tesco Extra in Watford, Gambado’s play centre, KPMG, Camp Simcha, Watford and District Classic Vehicle Club, and ‘Mr Christmas’ of Hertfordshire (also known as 80 year old Dave Edwards) have all dropped in with a huge amount of presents. The ward has seen further generous donations from many more local groups including Edge Grove School, Prism enclosures, Croxley community centre, Bushey Mill and The Reddings children’s centres. Local couple Mr and Mrs Teacher donated numerous bags of Christmas gifts to the children’s ward as a thank you following the care and support they both received in the hospital this year. Watford Football Club’s team mascot, Harry The Hornet and first-team squad members, Troy Deeney, Fernando Forestieri, Gabriele Angella, Jonathan Bond and Lloyd Dyer popped in to hand out presents.  They also posed for photographs with the children and signed autographs on Starfish ward, Safari day unit and in the children’s A&E. Samantha Jones, Chief Executive said: “On behalf of our young patients, their families and our staff I would like to say a huge thank you to all those local people, volunteers and businesses who have donated so generously to make Christmas special for our patients – your kindness has made a real difference. “A visit from Watford Football Club’s players is always extremely popular with the children and we were delighted to welcome them back to our hospitals once again.  The children were so excited about meeting the players and these visits really give them something positive to focus on and look forward to. “Donations and visits like this have a really positive effect on our young patients, particularly those who may have to stay in hospital over Christmas and once again, can I thank everyone who has been so kind this year.” For more information about our hospitals, visit You can also join our 3,560 followers on Twitter ( or find us on Facebook (

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