A group of residents from Tattenham Corner donated thousands of pounds to Epsom Hospital after a fundraising drive.

On Saturday (February 22) in the company of the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Epsom Hospital received a cheque from the Tattenham Community Association donating £5,000 to the hospital.

The money will be split across two wards that care for some of the youngest and most elderly patients in the hospital, a spokesperson said:

"The funds will be split between Croft Ward – the hospital’s Frailty Unit that provides rehabilitation care to patients to help them live as independently as possible, and Casey Ward – the dedicated children’s ward at the hospital."

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles issued a "huge thank you" to the group on behalf of the hospital and described the developing plans for the how the money would likely be spent:

"On Casey Ward, the money raised will fund a new laptop so that young patients can stay up-to-date with their school work while they’re in hospital, as well as a number of sensory toys to help keep boredom at bay.

"Over in Croft Ward, the donation will fund new fold up beds so that relatives can stay overnight with patients, as well as new TVs that will help to keep patients entertained during their time on the ward.

"These touches will be warmly welcomed by our patients and their loved ones, and so thanks again to Tattenham Community Association!" He said.