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Online fundraiser hits £1,600 for PPE at Walsall Manor Hospital

By Jordan Reynolds | Walsall | Coronavirus | Published:

Dozens of face masks, shields, waterproof jackets and tubs of hand cream have been donated to Walsall Manor Hospital after an online fundraiser reached more than £1,600.

Staff helping patients with coronavirus will now benefit from 1,000 jackets, 70 shields, 70 masks and 70 tubs of hand cream bought with funds raised by more than 90 people who donated to 'Stu's medical fundraiser' on Facebook, created by Stu Davies, from Willenhall.

The 53-year-old said: "I started it a couple of weeks ago, I was watching the news and it was all about a shortage of PPE.

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"I decided to start something up so we can help our local A&E.

"We've already been out and bought face masks, shields, waterproof jackets and hand cream because they're washing their hands so much they must get sore.

Walsall Manor Hospital staff wearing the masks bought with donations

"The staff at A&E have also asked for a bladder scanner, so we'll be buying one of those too.

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"They always give me a big thank you, but it's the people who have donated that deserve the thanks.

"That's the beautiful thing about it, so many people have donated to help their local hospital."

Similar fundraisers have been set up across the region, with the Voices for New Cross appeal raising more than £5,000.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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