Woodland Hospital gets festive for charity
Thursday 22 December 2016

The staff at Woodland Hospital have are in full swing for the festive season, in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

As well as turning out in Christmas jumpers, accessories and outfits, departments worked together to contribute to a Christmas hamper prize draw raffle, drawn on 22nd December. Each area of the hospital pulled together a fantastic array of Christmas offerings; totalling an impressive ten hampers altogether. Filled with Christmas treats, accessories and goodies, the hampers will certainly ensure some lucky winners will have a merry (and seemingly chocolate-filled) Christmas!

Alongside the outfits and generous contributions, departments have also been working hard to win this years ‘best decorated department’ trophy, filling the hospital with decorated trees, cards, tinsel and more. This was great fun for all departments, and while ensuring that the hospital looks nice and festive, it has also been putting a smile on many patients and staff members faces.

Woodland Hospital works hard to fundraise for their chosen yearly charity, and this Christmas’ effort has been no different. The hampers raised over £400 for MND Association, a really fantastic effort for a great cause.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks both the upper and lower motor neurones. This can cause the muscles to become weak, leading to loss of mobility in the limbs, as well as difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help those with the disease achieve the best possible quality of life, which is why charity donations are so important.

To see the full array of Christmas festivities at Woodland Hospital, have a look at our Facebook page.

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