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Christmas presents provide festive cheer to hospital patients

PUBLISHED: 12:36 23 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:28 23 December 2018

League of Friends members prepare to deliver Christmas gifts to patients at North Walsham War Memorial Hospital. Picture by Richard Batson

League of Friends members prepare to deliver Christmas gifts to patients at North Walsham War Memorial Hospital. Picture by Richard Batson

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Festive cheer was delivered to patients at a north Norfolk hospital when they received some early Christmas presents.

Staff receive gifts from the Friends’ secretary Angie Batson (third from left) and chairman Keith Jarvis (fourth from right). Picture by Richard BatsonStaff receive gifts from the Friends’ secretary Angie Batson (third from left) and chairman Keith Jarvis (fourth from right). Picture by Richard Batson

North Walsham War Memorial Hospital’s League of Friends delivered gift bags full of items to patients on Saturday December 22, from socks and stationery to toiletries and cheese biscuits, along with a Christmas cracker.

Staff at the hospital were also given food hampers as a sign of appreciation for the work they do.

Chairman of the League of Friends Keith Jarvis said: “This is one of the highlights of our year. Staff say patients are so grateful that people are thinking of them.

“It is so rewarding to see the patients’ smiles at a time of year that is all about caring.”

Handing out presents is just one of the many things the Friends, who rely on public donations for their funding, do in their aim of improving the lives of patients and their families.

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