GOBOWEN Orthopaedic Hospital’s League of Friends (LoF) group is making a final call for entries into its Spring Photo Competition.

The LoF group is running the competition to raise vital funds for the hospital, which has been treating COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.

With the pandemic forcing the cancellation or postponement of a lot of the friends group’s events, they have been looking at other ways to get people involved and raise money from the comfort of their own homes.

Victoria Sugden, LoF charity director, said: “A photo competition isn’t something we would usually do, as most of our fundraising is done face-to-face but we want to do our best to continue fundraising at a regional and local level.

“Anything goes with the competition, people can send in amusing photos, pictures of pets, quarantine views. We really want people to have fun with this.”

The charity would like to be able to make a calendar with the entries.

Victoria added: “Fundraising is quite difficult at the moment, this is a completely different way of working.”

Since the pandemic the LoF has been providing ongoing support to patients and staff at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH).

It has been ensuring staff have access to free of charge healthy and nutritious snacks to keep them fuelled and providing wards with Facebook portals so patients can stay in touch with their loved ones while strict visiting restrictions are in place.

The deadline for entries into the photo competition is Monday, June 1.

Entry to the photo competition costs £3 via the JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/robertjones-agneshunt

Entries can be submitted to rjah.leagueoffriends@nhs.net in one of the three following categories; Best Pet, Best Quarantine View, Best League of Friends Calendar Pose.