Bed donated to Lister in memory of Letchworth GC mother

A BED has been donated to the children s ward at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, in memory of a much-loved mother and foster mother. Kathleen Hyatt, of Highover Road in Letchworth GC, died in August last year, aged 88. At her funeral it was decided that ins

A BED has been donated to the children's ward at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, in memory of a much-loved mother and foster mother.

Kathleen Hyatt, of Highover Road in Letchworth GC, died in August last year, aged 88.

At her funeral it was decided that instead of flowers, she would have liked most of all for a donation to be made in her name to Bluebell ward.

All her neighbours, family and friends rallied together to raise �600 for a bed to allow parents to stay over when their children are in hospital.


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Mrs Hyatt's daughter, Barbara Gray, said: "We really wanted there to be a lasting memory of mum, something specific, so we wrote to the hospital asking what would be useful and they said a parent bed would be fantastic.

"She would have been delighted to see it I'm sure."

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Mrs Hyatt was born in Canada to British parents in 1920. She then lived in the USA and moved back to the UK just before World War II.

A foster mother to countless children in London, she later moved to Letchworth GC in the 1960s and made it her home.

Barbara said: "Mum was always very fond of children and all over the neighbourhood they used to know her as Auntie Kath and used to drop in for a 'coke with a float'! She really was like a magnet for children.

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