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COMMUNITY EFFORT: Croxley residents rally to boost morale of NHS staff

 Published on: 28th January 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents in Croxley have stepped up to be part of a community effort which spans across Three Rivers, to help boost the morale of NHS staff.

The village has been donating all sorts of items from food to beauty products to the donation point which are then distributed by Raise, the West Hertfordshire Hospital charity to where they are needed.

Catherine Nice, one of the three donation coordinators, said that after watching the news with her son and watching the strain on the NHS increase, she wanted to do something to help.

She said: “I started to see all the news articles and on the TV about how difficult the situation was, particularly in our local hospitals so I contacted Raise West Herts and its kind of snowballed from there.”

Catherine added that the community have responded amazingly and have provided so many donations to help boost the morale of NHS staff.

She said: “Raise take it and they distribute the items where they feel is needed across hospitals like Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans but it’s got much bigger than that.

“We’ve sent about 70 boxes of stuff to about 45 different hospitals including Hillingdon, Northwick Park and Mount Vernon.

“I think people have been willing to donate because they’ve seen the evidence of the effect on hospitals. It’s as much the item for staff, as well as the fact they feel like people are thinking about them.”

The Fox and Hound pub in Croxley also stepped up and donated the stock they couldn’t use whilst they remain shut.

If you would like to contribute to the Croxley community effort email communitynhsdonations@gmail.com

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