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Lisa’s hampers full of gifts sent out to Dudley hospital staff

By James Vukmirovic | Halesowen | Coronavirus | Published:

A Halesowen woman has been working to help provide a bit of cheer for local NHS staff.

Lisa Wade, from Halesowen, has been putting her time at home to good use by creating hampers

Lisa Wade has been working to create luxury hampers full of gifts for staff at Dudley's Russells Hall Hospital.

Lisa started making the hampers, which contain sweets, chocolates, alcohol and a range of other products, after the government restrictions caused her to have to close her arts and design shop in Halesowen.

She said the hampers, which are made from donations by family friends and customers, were inspired by a member of her family working on a Covid-19 ward at the hospital.

She said: "My daughter in law Nikita works on ward seven and she was talking about how awful it was and how they're all feeling a bit broken with it all.

"I thought that they all deserve a bit of something as a thank you, so I just asked people if they could help in any way.

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"It's just the idea of being able to give something back to people on the front line."

Alongside the hampers, Lisa has also been working to produce 100 protective visors for people working at Russells Hall.

The visors, which are made from foam, wadding elastic and acetate sheets, came, Lisa said, following a conversation with Nikita about PPE equipment.

She said: "Nikita just messaged me and asked if I could make one as she was desperate for more protection on the ward.

"I just ordered some sheets and used what I had at home to make these visors and I'm waiting for a second load of sheets to make the next load."

Lisa said that anyone wanting to leave donations can contact her via her Facebook page and arrange to leave their donations on her front doorstep.

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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