Over the last few months Mum spent around 7 weeks in and out of Darenth Valley, and spent the last few days of her life on Laurel ward. The nurses, and care she received while on Laurel Ward was amazing, which bought us great comfort as we couldn't be with her. They were also wonderful to us as a family in such unusual and scary times for everyone. The personal compassionate package they arranged for us was very touching and helped us through. So instead of flowers for the funeral we would like donations for Valley Hospital Charity as this is the cause very close to our heart.

Love Robin, Marie and Claire xx

Whilst NHS funds ensure that Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust provides healthcare, without additional income raised through charitable funds they would be unable to keep up with new research and advances in technology. Charitable donations have helped purchase new ground-breaking medical equipment and updated facilities for the benefit of patients and their families.

Thank you for helping me to raise funds for Valley Hospital Charity (reg no.1050861) so they can respond to the needs of Doctors and Nurses. Whether buying state of the art equipment to deliver new or improved procedures, funding research and teaching, or supplying items that impact on quality of care and patient experience, together our support means they can respond where the need is greatest.

Claire Healey