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Worcestershire’s Hospital at Home staff's fund-raising for festive shoeboxes to help children in need around the world

Rob George 28th Nov, 2021

A COUNTY mental health team is taking part in a shoebox appeal to provide Christmas packages to children in need around the world.

Worcestershire’s Hospital at Home staff pooled funds to create ten festive shoeboxes for donation to the Teams4U charity shoebox appeal.

The boxes are filled with items such as hats crocheted by team members in their spare time, pencils, crayons, toys, colouring books and board games. They also contain everyday necessities such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, flannels, hairbrushes, and tissues.

Amelia Stephens, team manager said: “Christmas is such a wonderful time, and lots of children are lucky to experience the joy of opening presents and spending time with their families at their homes.”

“But not all children around the world have access to the same things, such as basic hygiene items, that we may accidentally take for granted.”

Sophie Edwards, healthcare assistant for the Hospital at Home team said: “We wanted to share some Christmas spirit and do something as a team for a great cause.” We hope the boxes help other children and families enjoy the festive period just that little bit more.”

Provided by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the Hospital at Home Team care for older adults with mental health problems in their own homes, helping them stay out of hospital.

Visit https://teams4u.com for more on the appeal.

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