Big laughs lead to big gift to hospital

The cheque is presented to Watford Hospital

The cheque is presented to Watford Hospital

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Fundraising activities including a Comedy Night have led to a further £14,000 donation from The Michael Green Foundation towards services at Watford Hospital for people with diabetes.

A cheque was presented at the Michael Green Dietetic Educational Kitchen in the Michael Clements Diabetes Centre, bringing the total of funds raised by the charity to £60,000 in just two years, £34,000 of which has been donated to services at Watford Hospital.

The generous gift will be used to help fund video conferencing facilities, which will allow a wider pool of patients and staff to benefit from the centre’s expertise.

The Michael Green Foundation supports the work of Watford Hospital to help educate patients about their condition, in which the amount of sugar in the blood is too high because the body cannot make insulin properly. It was set up by the family of St Albans man Michael Green, who died in 2012, aged 53, from a heart attack due to Type 2 diabetes.