Kingston Hospital Charity receives £1000 for artwork and murals

Kingston Hospital Charity has been awarded £1000 of store credit by decorating and DIY retailer the Leyland SDM to redecorate the Sir William Rous ward, a cancer facility within Kingston Hospital.

The charity is planning to use the donation – part of Leyland SDM’s Give London a Lift scheme to help charities, community groups, clubs and teams spruce up their facilities – for colourful murals and artwork for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We had plans to redecorate and upgrade the adult cancer building at Kingston hospital to make it a more inviting, warmer and a less clinical space.

“As a charity we are grateful to all individuals and all organisations that try to help the hospital in any way that enhances the care.”

Leyland SDM launched a campaign in 2020 to support 20 good causes in London with £1000 of store credit. Through an application process, groups and charities are able to apply for funding by writing 100 words outlining what they do and what they would do if they win the store credit.

Once they’ve been selected, they can use the money to buy anything from the stores from paint to hand tools, electrical products, and plumbing accessories.

Leyland SDM spokesman Joshua Donner said it had chosen Kingston Hospital Charity because it did amazing work for the hospital and the people who use it. He said: “Every year they do tremendous fundraising to improve the hospitals for patients and staff,

“We are pleased to help, particularly at a time when the NHS has been under severe pressure.”

Kingston hospital media spokesperson Rob Aldous said: “We welcomed the donation of £1000 of decorating materials, everything we are able to achieve in support of our hospital is thanks to the generosity of individuals and organisations across our community.”

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