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£105raised of £200 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £200 to Buy essential items to keep the closet running. An innotive project providing clothes for patients in hospital.

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent

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The closet was set up by one of my incredible collegues to help prevent our patients being sent home in hospital gowns.

Our ward specialises in treating over 65’s with fractured hips. Many of our patients come from care homes and are discharged to unfamilar surroundings after their stay with us, either for further rehab or to a new home when changes in their health or mobility mean their current home can no longer meet their needs. Many of our patients also have dementia and most only have the clothes they were wearing when they came to us through A&E. Patients were regularly being discharged in hospital gowns as they had nothing else.

This is were the closet comes in. We collect clothes from the amazingly generous people in the community. All items are thouroughly checked, laundered and ironed before being put in the closet for staff to access for our patients. People no longer leave our ward conscious of the open back on their gown or feeling ashamed of what they are wearing. They leave with heads held high and with one less thing on their mind as they continue their journey to a full recovery.

We have aleady raised enough to purchase a garment steamer to speed up the proccessing time. Allowing us to get the clothes to where they are needed faster.

This just giving page has now been set up to help with the running costs of The Closet. People are being incredibly generous with their clothes donations which are coming in thick and fast. But processing these donations costs money. Your donation will help buy detergent and softner as well as new underwear to compliment peoples clothes donations.

Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

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  • Sabina Swithenbank1 month ago
    Sabina Swithenbank

    Sabina Swithenbank

    1 month ago

    WOW! Thank you to all the incredible people that have helped us reach our target so quickly. I will leave the page open for donations and anything else we raise will go towards the running costs such as detergent and softener.

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Page last updated on: 11/13/2018 1:10 PM



  • Gráinne Watson

    Gráinne Watson

    Nov 13, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Oct 14, 2018

    Great work!


  • Erin Toner

    Erin Toner

    Oct 13, 2018

    Brilliant and valuable work 👍🏻


  • Nina Bartlett

    Nina Bartlett

    Oct 13, 2018

    Great idea! Well done to all involved 😘


  • Dean Spiers

    Dean Spiers

    Oct 12, 2018

    Great idea 😊


  • Anonymous


    Oct 11, 2018

    Go Closet. You can come out now.


  • Alison Clark

    Alison Clark

    Oct 11, 2018

    Such a great idea. The patients are so happy to be wearing clothes again and it’s so lovely to see. Well done to everyone involved 😊


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William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent

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