Community group raises £13,000 for a hospital ventilator

Community fundraising for Weston hospital raised money for an ECG machine

Community fundraising for Weston hospital raised money for an ECG machine - Credit: Archant

A woman from Weston has raised than £13,000 towards a ventilator for Weston Hospital.

Elsie Poynton (far right) raised money for a ventilator for Weston Hospital

Elsie Poynton (far right) raised money for a ventilator for Weston Hospital - Credit: Archant

Elsie Poynton set up a crowdfunding page within a week which made £7,296 to help the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

The page set up by Elsie raised more than the £7,000 target in a week. A further £3,883 was left from the group’s previous fundraiser and more than £1,000 was from people’s donations directly to her and from events she hosts in a bid to raise money for the hospital.

The money will go towards purchasing a ventilator, an observation machine, a bariatric chair, pressure cushions and more.

Elsie, who is self-isolating said: “I’m just speechless at the amount of support we have received.


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“I’m proud to be part of the community. We have such an amazing town.”

For information about Community fundraising for Weston hospital, visit www.bit.ly/2RkGik1

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