Cardiac patients at Royal Surrey to benefit from donation

Thursday 7 March 2019

Surrey residents, Gordon and Jenny Kebbell, recently made a donation to Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity, following an appearance on BBC One’s Money for Nothing.
Mr Kebbell, 75 from Jacobs Well in Guildford, was approached by the show’s presenter, Sarah Moore, at Witley Community Recycling Centre when he was taking some belongings to the tip.
Mr Kebbell said: “Sarah from the programme popped her head round the back of my van and asked if we had anything worth recycling. We’ve seen the programme so many times, we felt like we knew her! She liked the look of two oak headboards so she took them away to upcycle them.”
The daytime TV show, which is in its sixth season, features upcyling experts who are on a mission to save things from being dumped, transform them and return the profits to the original owners. 
A few weeks after their initial meeting, Sarah returned to Mr and Mrs Kebbell’s house to show them pictures of the updated headboard and present them with a cheque for £335.
Mr Kebbell continued:

I was shocked – she’d turned our old headboards into a lovely daybed and had managed to sell it. She asked what I was going to do with the money and, as I’ve recently had some tests done for my heart at Royal Surrey, I chose to donate it to the hospital’s charity. The cardiac department does a fantastic job and they’re so busy that it might just help a little bit and perhaps other people might see the show and have the same idea.

Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity, said: “We are thrilled to receive the donation from Mr and Mrs Kebbell and we loved hearing their story; we’re so pleased they thought of us! We’ll be tuning in to watch the episode soon.”

The episode was filmed back in the summer and will air on BBC1 next Friday (15 March) at 3.45pm.

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