Remembering Alice

Babies and children being treated at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton are benefitting from new play items and toys donated by generous relatives and friends in memory of our customer Alice Harris.

Alice, who recently died aged 94, had lived at our retirement living scheme The Briarwood at Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, for the past six years.

Her family had requested donations in her memory for the children’s ward at their local hospital and a total of £300 was raised to buy the ward's play specialists' "wish list" including cot mobiles for babies, a tablet, Playdoh, a battery charger and rechargeable batteries for toys.

Karen Cockerton, Manager at The Briarwood, said: “Alice would have been really pleased to have known that so much money was raised in her memory and that it was being donated to the children’s ward to help young patients pass the time during a hospital stay.”

Four residents from The Briarwood - Alan and his wife Hazel along with Paul and Diana Evans - handed over the play items and toys to ward A21 on June 5 on behalf of the Harris family.

Alice, who was widowed last year, moved into The Briarwood six years ago with her husband ‘H’. The couple, who were childhood sweethearts, had lived in the street next to the development for more than 50 years and had seen it being built.

Pictured are customers Paul Evans, left, with Wayne Roberts and Liz Luton from New Cross Hospital, Alan Tully and Diana Evans.


6th June 2019 | 2019