Volunteers bring Christmas cheer to Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Volunteers have been working hard to bring some festive spirit to Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

A group of volunteers has packed around 700 gifts to be distributed to in-patients and children attending clinics throughout the hospital this December.

This voluntary organisation aims to raise funds and benefit patients at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Lynne Bannon who has worked with the League of Friends for 11 years said,

“It has been a privilege and honour to be involved with such an enthusiastic group of dedicated volunteers who fundraise tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds for their local hospital.

2018 is going to be an important year for the Trust and the K&CH and the League will do all it can to continue its support.”

Children will receive teddy bears, colouring books and toys with adults and teenagers receiving toiletries, diaries and pen/pencil sets.

The registered charity has raised over £8 million since being established in 1953.

Bannon added,

“The League is important as it provides funds for items of equipment and extra comforts that the NHS cannot afford.”

The League of Friends doesn’t only put on fund raisers but also works on other services in the hospital.

A small team of paid staff and over 60 volunteers help to run four shops for patients, visitors and staff throughout the busy hospital.

The League also provides a Hospital Radio, mobile library and trolley service run through donations.