A Garston resident is glad her Christmas collection for the children at Watford General Hospital went really well despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
Sarah Horton of Fourth Avenue, has been collecting small gifts and donations with her friends and family for the past years and passing them to the hospital.
She said: “A few years ago my niece was admitted to Watford General and the care she received on the Starfish ward was amazing. It wasn’t just the care from the nurses, but it was all the added extras. The little treats here and there that made her smile after a particularly difficult test or if she was upset.
“With coronavirus being an issue this year, to limit a potential spread, I asked for money donations so I could buy in bulk and deliver what the hospital needed.
“I have been working closely with the hospital to make sure the money is used where required. Due to COVID-19, children cannot share as they would normally, so more than ever there is a need for more supplies.”
For the October collection, Sarah with her friends and family managed to raise £810 and they purchased over 1600 items to donate.
Sarah continued: “I am so grateful to everyone who has donated to help make this possible. It really is making a big difference and puts a smile on the poorly children’s faces.
“I am running another appeal in November ready to purchase Christmas gifts or other items the Children’s Ward requires. I would love to be able to continue this every few months to make sure the hospital has a supply all year round.”