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How you can help NHS workers in Swaffham

How you can help NHS workers in Swaffham

Published by Beth Pridding
3:24pm 1st July 2020.

If you live in Swaffham, you could be able to help bring a smile to hospital workers and patients. 

Like many others, the Swaffham Community Hospital has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The hospital's League of Friends group is asking local people to set aside a jam jar or tin to collect loose change in, which could then be donated. 

Chief executive of the hospital's League of Friends group, Colin Houghton, said:

"It goes without saying how much we appreciate the care being given. Hopefully we never take it for granted even in normal times. 

"As a little treat one warm day, we delivered a large supply of ice lollies, which I understand went down well. To mark VE day we put up some bunting and took in a supply of cakes for patients and staff. We had planned something bigger but were not able to do more. 

"On the social front we have paused our fundraising events. However looking ahead we don't know if we will be allowed to hold our town collection in September. I hope to clarify soon. 

"One idea would be to ask you all as residents to consider whether you would like to have a jam jar or tin at home in ehich you might donate any spare change over the coming weeks. 

"it would be a small way of recognising the fantastic service our NHS colleagues are giving over this difficult period. The money raised would be spent on small treats for patients and staff.