A GENEROUS Salisbury woman gave families at Salisbury District Hospital a festive treat after donating part of her winnings from a Christmas draw.

Katie Calder, of Harnham, won £500 in a Christmas draw held by Salisbury-based SGS Heating and Electrical in December.

She announced that she would be using the money to make a donation to the family facilities on Sarum Ward at the hospital, including a kitchen and playroom largely funded by the Stars Appeal.

Katie entered the competition after returning from the ward following her sixth visit with her youngest son, Ted, and wanted to give something back.

She said: “The parent lounge is a fantastic resource when you are caring for a sick child.

"It is stocked with tea, coffee, milk and bread (supplied by the Stars Appeal) and means you can at least get a drink and something to eat when you can’t leave the ward.

"It is something I have been grateful for on many occasions. I thought it would be nice to be able to stock the parents’ kitchen with some extra special food over Christmas for anyone unlucky enough to be in hospital with a sick child.”

Katie was presented with a cheque for £500 from SGS director Andy Tibbles and project manager Darren Facer.

She said: “I was completely overwhelmed when Andy at SGS called me to say I had won. The day he delivered the prize I went on a toy shopping spree for the ward and it was a wonderful feeling.”

Andy said: “The aim of our prize draw was to deliver some additional festive cheer and support within the local Salisbury area, and to hear that the prize money is going towards making a real difference for local families is truly amazing.”