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Christmas decorations fundraiser collects more than £2,000 for Medway hospital


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A festive display fundraiser has raised £2,082 for a hospital.

Jodie Humphreys and her partner, Andy Lots, teamed up with their neighbours, Gemma and Anthony Malyon, to raise money for Medway hospital through their extravagant illuminations.

The group raised over £2,000 to go towards presents for the hospital. Picture: Jodie Humphreys
The group raised over £2,000 to go towards presents for the hospital. Picture: Jodie Humphreys

The friends, who live in Beech Road, Strood, used the cash to buy gifts for children and staff on the Dolphin and Penguin wards.

From December 11, the couples were out on their driveways offering hot chocolate, sweets, candy canes and more to passers-by.

There were collection pots outside the properties for visitors to drop cash into, and a GoFundMe page.

The group donated a new Xbox Series S, five smart tablets, three portable DVD players, pyjamas, clothes and 10 bags of toiletries.

They also had enough cash left over to buy all 72 members of staff a bottle of wine and a box of chocolate each.

Jodie said: "We are overwhelmed with the huge support we have had and this amazing result.

"We have all really enjoyed every single moment, not only making the children on the ward happy, but seeing all those happy smiley faces outside our houses every weekend and the joy it has brought."

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