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Harrow community thank local heroes who raised £14,000 for Northwick Park Hospital and NHS staff

A fundraising page has been set up to thank two local women who have raised over £14,000 to help the NHS with vital PPE equipment and supplies.

Sarah Owen and Carrie-Ann Elizabeth George have gone out of their way at their own expense to achieve this amazing feat of kindness. A fundraiser has been set up by their friend Rachel Spice with help from another friend Georgia Walsh. This is a special thank-you for their amazing work so far in doing such a great job to help Northwick Park. The money donated will be used to create a special pamper hamper for each of them to thank them for their hard work.

Rachel said: “Carrie-Ann and Sarah are local heroes! Since the beginning of this awful Covid 19 Virus, they have stepped up to make sure that our NHS Front Line Workers have the PPE they need to do their job safely.

“Raising nearly £14,000 already and distributing hundreds of donated PPE, they are helping to keep our loved ones safe.

“This is a scary time for all of us but seeing the community come together has been incredible.

“Both of the ladies have given up so much of their time and are putting themselves at risk everyday. So they definitely deserve something special to say a BIG THANK YOU from the whole of the Harrow Community”.

Harrow community thank local heroes who raised £14,000 for Northwick Park Hospital and NHS staff Harrow Online
Sarah (left) and Carrie-Ann

The pair have risked their own exposure to covid-19 with daily trips to hospitals delivering the supplies. Their actions have meant that they been able to help keep people on the frontline safe.

Their quest began after they set up a Facebook group and page called ‘Harrow NHS Covid-19 support’. Since then they have raised thousands of pounds and delivered countless care packages and PPE equipment to Northwick Park.

Harrow Online said: “The lengths that Sarah and Carrie-Ann have gone to to get these donations to Northwick Park and other places is remarkable. I will be nominating them for the Harrow’s Heroes awards and I hope they win! They have achieved a great deal and deserve to be rewarded themselves for their ongoing efforts”.

Just some of the recipients of PPE & Care Packages include Northwick Park Hospital, North West London Ambulance Staff, Safer Neighbourhood Teams, RATP Bus Drivers at North Harrow and North West London Healthcare Charity
NHS Care Homes.

Harrow community thank local heroes who raised £14,000 for Northwick Park Hospital and NHS staff Harrow Online
Just some of the donations that have been delivered to Northwick Park

Despite their efforts, donations have slowed since in recent days. On Thursday Carrie-Ann said. “We have got to the point donations have slowed down majorly and we are running low on items for care packages, we want to carry on and start getting care packages into schools that are still looking after key children”

“We are looking for items such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, biscuits, cereal bars, cupa soups, pot noodles and other goodies. If you have anything you would like to donate you can drop to us at the unit or we can arrange a collection. Thank you for supporting us.” You can follow the page and find out how you can donate here.

Harrow community thank local heroes who raised £14,000 for Northwick Park Hospital and NHS staff Harrow Online
More donations

Please make sure you donate to the just giving page that has been set up to reward Sarah and Carrie-Ann for the hard work. Donate here.