Korean resident groups donate over £22,000 to Kingston Hospital

26 May 2020

Kingston Hospital Charity recently received donations amounting to over £22,000 from both South Korean communities and the North Korean community for Korean Unification, to support the hospital’s staff wellbeing appeal.

The presentations were made to Kingston Hospital’s Chairman, Sian Bates, and Chief Executive, Jo Farrar. Among those in attendance were Korean Ambassador, Enna Park, President of the Korean Residents Society, Chunsoo Song, Vice President of the Korean Chamber of Commerce, J S Kim, and Secretary for the Kingston Hospital Fundraising Campaign, Justina Jang.

Ambassador Enna Park, said: “The Korean community is one of the biggest communities in Kingston upon Thames. Kingston Hospital holds great significance and importance for them. Upon hearing that the Korean community were fundraising for the benefit of all staff at Kingston Hospital, the Embassy decided to actively participate in order to support and strengthen the excellent efforts already made by the Korean community.”

Chairman of the Korean Residents Society in the UK, Chunsoo Song, said: “Kingston Hospital has been the most important entity to Korean communities and various Korean communities have supported Kingston Hospital for many years. Last year, many Korean societies in the borough visited Kingston Hospital and we thought it would be a great opportunity to show our appreciation and support to the staff who are working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The South Korean Residents Society continue to fundraise for Kingston Hospital Charity and hope to make further donations in the coming months.

Chairman of Kingston Hospital, Sian Bates, said: “My sincerest thanks to the Korean communities in the borough, for their generosity at this time. Your donations will make a big difference to our staff here at the hospital and we are so grateful for your continued support.”

All of the funds donated will go towards Kingston Hospital’s staff wellbeing appeal.

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