An Avon lady from Garston has been fundraising so that she can give away hand cream to staff at Watford General Hospital (WGH) for free.
Sue Booth, who’s been an Avon lady for 47 years, decided to ask Abbots Langley and Garston residents, along with her regular customers, to send her donations so that she can purchase hand cream at retail price from her suppliers and pass it on to WGH workers free of charge.
Sue said: “I have two regular customers who work at the hospital, and I asked them what the staff need there. They said everyone’s hands are red, raw, cracked and bleeding, so hand cream is a constant necessity.
“Since I started collecting funds, we’ve managed to give over 700 free hand cream tubes to the hospital – that’s for nurses, cleaners, care workers in maternity wards, people in physiotherapy; literally anyone who needs it at the hospital.”
Sue said that donations have been coming in thick and fast, and that whenever they slow down a bit, she posts on the Abbots Langley Matters Facebook and Residents of Garston Facebook groups and residents respond well.
She added: “I’m not doing much in the grand scheme of things, but every little thing helps – we’re all just doing what we can to make a difference. And every donation I get, even if it’s just a pound, does make a difference.
“None of the money goes in my pocket – I buy the products with whatever I get from people and I take them straight to the hospital.”
You can discuss giving Sue a donation by messaging her on Facebook. She is a member of the Abbots Langley Matters and Residents of Garston Facebook groups.