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Local NHS team donate Christmas gifts to children in need

Worcestershire Hospital at Home Team holding shoeboxes for the shoebox Appeal

A mental health team in Worcestershire are taking part in a shoebox appeal, providing 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, Hospital at Home 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 explained: “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.

More information about the Teams4U shoebox appeal is available at: https://teams4u.com/

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