GENEROUS members of the public have donated hundreds of items of toiletries to help parents whose children have been rushed to hospital.
Mum Claire Cook set up an appeal with the charity Hannah’s Holiday Home for soap, shampoo and toothpaste to donate to children’s hospitals.
Claire, from Havant, said: ‘My 11-year-old daughter Gemma has a condition called tuberous sclerosis which causes many brain tumours. She has severe seizures with many late-night ambulance admissions to hospital.
‘Just like so many other children and parents these admissions can be unplanned and there is sometimes no time to pack a bag with essentials.
‘I found that once at the hospital, and following hours of sickness during the night and toilet dashes, my clothes would become grubby and I would not only feel tired from a sleepless night but feel low, smelly and grubby.
Following the toiletries appeal Claire and a team from Hannah’s Holiday Home put together bags of essentials to give to hospitals for parents to freshen up.
Claire added: ‘On behalf of Hannah’s Appeal and all the parents and families who will benefit from everyone’s amazing generosity, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.’