More than 50 gift bags packed with hats, gloves, socks, underwear and other essentials will help support local homeless people this winter.
The donations have been made by kind-hearted members of the public and employees from Sherwood Forest Hospitals to the Trust’s Street Health Outreach Team – a specialist team that supports people who are rough sleeping with their complex physical health needs.
As well as winter warmers, the gift bags also contained toiletries and a selection of sweets and chocolates that will be distributed to homeless people living in Mansfield and Newark.
The appeal has been supported by a generous donation from Medirest’s (Compass Group UK) Social Value Initiative Fund to support the project.
That funding will also enable Sherwood Forest Hospitals to re-stock its clothing supplies at King’s Mill, Mansfield Community and Newark Hospitals.
Those supplies are used for a range of purposes, including maintaining the privacy and dignity of patients during their time in hospital and supporting them to return home when they are ready to leave the hospital.
A share of the donated boxes of food and toiletries have also been distributed to food banks in Mansfield and Newark to support local families this Christmas.
A huge thank you to everyone involved, particularly volunteers in the Community Involvement team who not only put the gift bags together but coordinated the appeal.