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Louise (on the right) with her Mum Pauline – click to enlarge

Christmas cheer

Carrying on the wonderful tradition started by the late Leon Crouch (previous Trustee and Chair of the Hospital Friends) Leon’s daughter Louise, and her mum Pauline, can be seen here dressing one of the seven trees supplied by them to Lymington Hospital every year.

They arrange to store the trees and ensure the decorations and lights are refreshed so that each tree looks it’s best to bring a little Christmas cheer to the hospital’s patients and staff.

This tree can be found in the main reception area, with a similar one in the atrium. There are five further trees sited on each of the wards.

Chatting with Louise …

Louise keeps in touch with the work of the charity as a ‘Lymington Hospital Friend’. She explains why it is important to her to stay involved:

“I was inspired by the way my Dad did so much to support the work of the charity and promote fundraising to improve the care of patients, particularly the amazing scanner appeal.

It was easy to persuade mum to join in and we had fun getting the trees dressed again this year, and seeing the smiles of patients and staff. I enjoy helping the charity’s work and following on in my dad’s footsteps.

There are many ways people can help by donating, fundraising or getting involved. The first step is for you to sign up for their regular newsletter here >> Lymington Hospital Friends“.

“Thank you Louise & Pauline”

A big thank you to Louise and Pauline from Arthur England and Mike Hodges (LHF Trustees and Joint Chairs), Ian Hynd (LHF Operations Manager) and Alison Davies (Hospital Matron).

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