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Good Hope gets raffling to help poorly children in A&E

Hardworking staff at Good Hope Hospital have raised over £3,000 in less than 4 weeks to help change the lives of local children.

The Children’s emergency department organised a raffle and tombola with a variety of prizes donated by local businesses, including vouchers, makeovers and tickets for attractions. The money raised will go towards multisensory equipment help relax and distract patients, and child-friendly monitoring machines.

Gemma Rayson, paediatric nurse, said: “For anyone, coming into hospital can be stressful, but these items will help reduce anxiety and promote enjoyment and stimulation. Our aim is to eventually raise a total of £20,000 for the department and this will help us get a little bit closer to the target.

“A massive thank you to the local businesses for providing the prizes and our staff for their hard work in making this raffle so successful. Sue Moore, managing director of Good Hope and the volunteers at the Hospital also gave us lots of help and support. Thanks also to the Courtyard pub in Cannock and Dyson Media for their donations.”

Hannah Page and Mickey Johnson from Wellington in Telford won first prize in the raffle; a limited edition print by Doug Hyde worth £435, donated by Whitewall Galleries.

To find out how you can donate to this cause, or how you can support your local hospital, please contact Fundraising on 0121 424 3838 or email

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