Generous donation made by eight-year-old girl to thank hospital which cared for her grandmother

Kiara Weatherhogg, with her grandmother Ann. Photo: Charlie Weatherhogg

Kiara Weatherhogg, with her grandmother Ann. Photo: Charlie Weatherhogg - Credit: Charlie Weatherhogg

An eight-year-old girl from Thorpe St Andrew has raised £1725 for Caroline House at the Colman Hospital, Norwich, to thank them for their care of her grandmother.

Shingirai Kurebgwaseka, Julie Richardson and Emily Perrott, with Kiara Weatherhogg. Photo: NCHC

Shingirai Kurebgwaseka, Julie Richardson and Emily Perrott, with Kiara Weatherhogg. Photo: NCHC - Credit: NCHC

Caroline House provide a specialist neurological rehabilitation service, and cared for Kiara Weatherhogg's grandmother Ann Weatherhogg for six months following a devastating brain trauma.

Kiara's community cake sale raised £450, and she also set up an online donation page.

She presented the cheque at the hospital, and nurses Shingirai Kurebgwaseka, Julie Richardson and Emily Perrott received special thanks from Kiara.

The hospital presented them with excellence awards for their ongoing high standards of care.


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Mary Page, sister at Caroline House, said: 'The staff on the ward are very grateful for the donation and appreciate the hard work put into raising this money. They felt very honoured to have meet the family and been able to support them during their journey.

'The staff understand it is very difficult for the families at this time and want to do whatever they can to help make things easier for patients and their families. Such a gesture goes a long way to ensure our staff feel valued for the hard work they give every day. I know they are a great team and work hard delivering high standards of care but for the team, having this recognition means a lot.'

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