Gadget repair business owner Dario Oliver reached his £1,000 target in just two days after starting a fundraiser for Royal Gwent Hospital.
The 29-year-old bought five second-hand iPads with the donations for the hospital’s intensive care unit. Patients can use the tablets to stay in touch with family and friends via video calls.
Mr Oliver, who runs gadget repair business MouseTech with his younger brother, said: “It’s incredible to see people coming together like this.
“That’s what helps - knowing people in the community are willing to help each other.”
“They had no visitors, and no contact. I couldn’t imagine being in that situation, or having a relative in that situation,” he said.
He and his brother have also delivered toiletry and towel donations for the hospital from local beauty salons and the Celtic Manor Resort.
Dario also raised money for NHS staff working at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan, Ebbw Vale, by shaving off his hair. He raised more than £1,600 alongside a friend after they set a target of £500.
Mr Oliver said: “The whole of Newport has come together, and everyone is doing their bit in one way or another.
“I feel proud to be a part of the community.”