Three residents, two from Stanmore and one from Bushey, set up a ‘hand cream drive’ to support the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in April and were shocked at the amount of support they received from people in the town.
Monique Hershkorn, Joanne Trup and Natalie Pearlman thought of ways to help the hospital and managed to donate more than 300 hand creams by putting drop boxes outside their homes.
Speaking to StanmoreNews, Monique said: “We think it’s amazing how many people put themselves out there to drop off hand creams for the hospital. We wanted to catch people’s eyes by putting posters out there letting everyone knew what we were doing but the response we received was incredible.
“The hospital is getting things delivered from big businesses but that of course means there will be a delay before they receive them, so they really appreciate whatever the community of Stanmore can provide them.”
The local hospital in Stanmore has become a trauma ward due to the coronavirus pandemic and is having to take in extra patients.
Monique continued: “We are going to keep doing whatever we can to support them, and they are fine now for hand cream for the next couple of weeks, but we will look to do it all again once they need more.”
As well as hand cream, food and extra supplies were also donated by residents.
There is a Facebook group called ‘Stanmore and surrounds supporting RNOH’ where residents can join and see what they are doing to support the RNOH.