A DISABLED Herefordshire woman has raised over £2,800 for a Hereford hospital appeal through her handywork.

Kim Powell, 35, from Leominster, has cerebral palsy and was looking for something to occupy herself during lockdown.

She decided, with the help of her sister Selena to refurbish old furniture that had been donated.

Miss Powell bought an electric sander and lots of paint and got to work updating and then selling the newly refurbished furniture to raise money.


She said: "When we locked down I said to Mum that I'm fed up and want something to do.

"We put the idea on Facebook for people to donate their old furniture and it spiralled from there."

Miss Powell has refurbished items such as chairs, coffee tables and desks and raised money for Hereford hospital's Born Sleeping appeal.

The appeal was launched in 2018 and is to help bereaved families of babies in the county.

Abi Hughes, bereavement midwife at Hereford County Hospital said: "This money will really help bereaved families in the county. Kim and Selena have made a fantastic contribution to the appeal through all their hard work and initiative."