A NURSE from Selsey has adorned the outside of her house and front garden in Christmas decorations to mark the launch of a local hospital charity’s Christmas gift appeal.
Sarah Munday, 42, a dementia nurse at St Richard’s Hospital, has covered her place of residence with candy canes, reindeers, icicles and a 6ft Nutcracker figure to show support for Love Your Hospital, the dedicated charity of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Christmas Gift appeal is calling on the local community to donate online and enable the charity to provide presents for patients staying in hospital over the festive period.
The Munday family, based in Marine Drive, have become known locally for elaborately dressing their house each Christmas and attracting a lot of attention. As part of the gift appeal, they’re asking admirers of their hard work to kindly make a donation in the red post box in the front garden to support dementia care.
Sarah said: “We started decorating the house about ten years ago after moving from Bognor into a bigger property. It takes us three weekends to put everything up inside and out, but Christmas is such a magical time of year that we believe it’s truly worth the effort and we wanted to support the hospital’s charity too.”
With the help of her husband, Ruben, 50, and daughters Lucie, 17, and Jennifer, 19, Sarah has put up so many festive lights, local fishermen claim to be able to see the decorations illuminating the night’s sky two miles out to sea.
Love Your Hospital has placed a Santa’s sleigh outside the Spice of Life restaurant in St Richard’s Hospital for people who want to donate a present for a patient.
To donate, visit: loveyourhospital.org/tinseltime