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Fulwood Facebook group shows neighbourly love with Royal Preston Hospital donations

Posted on - 22nd April, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Rosemere Cancer Centre Chemotherapy Unit staff with their much appreciated hand creams from the We are Fulwood Facebook group
Rosemere Cancer Centre Chemotherapy Unit staff with their much appreciated hand creams from the We are Fulwood Facebook group

Members of the We are Fulwood Facebook group have shown themselves to be good neighbours with a donation of toiletries for frontline staff battling the coronavirus pandemic at Royal Preston Hospital.

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Group member Amy Louise Quayle organised the collection and bought a selection of shower gels, deodorants and hand creams with the money.

Amy then dropped the toiletries off with various neighbours and group members who work for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages RPH.

Among the recipients was chemotherapy nurse Chelsea Wilson, who took hand creams into Rosemere Cancer Centre to share with colleagues.

Other items went to the Radiotherapy Department, and those working in the blood clinic and on the hospital’s Critical Care Unit.

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Chelsea said: “It was an amazing gesture, much appreciated by all of us.

“The staff working on the Critical Care Unit who are treating Covid-19 patients shower all the time, and for the rest of us the hand creams are brilliant, as constantly using sanitiser can make your hands chapped and sore.”

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Dan Hill, chief officer of charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Our clinical staff at Rosemere Cancer Centre and the Royal Preston Hospital do so much to help their patients, it’s great when the local community comes together like this to show them how much they are appreciated.”

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