HATTERSLEY Health Champions are collecting presents for their ‘Kids in Crisis’ Christmas appeal.
They have a trolley provided by Asda in the entrance to their store in Hyde.
The donations of toys and clothes are being distributed with the help of the foodbanks in Hattersley and Hyde, the Women and Children Centre, Ashton, and the Hattersley Group Practice, where the Champions are based.
Last year they delivered 200 presents to local children with donations from Asda and its customers, Boots and Tesco in Hattersley, and gtd healthcare, a not-for-profit provider of primary care and urgent care services in Tameside, who manages Hattersley Group Practice, along with its staff and patients.
One of the most touching donations was a large bag of new baby clothes that were hand-knitted by a patient and dropped off at the surgery.
This year, due to Covid-19, they are unable to accept second-hand goods or soft toys and all presents are being held for at least three days between donation and delivery to avoid any contamination issues.
They also hope to have an additional donation point in Hattersley in the next few days.
If people want to make donations, they can drop them at Asda, Hyde, OneStop Store in Hattersley and at Hattersley Group Practice or contact Champions through facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hattersley-Health-Champions-113683356669183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hattersley Health Champions were established in 2018, one of several patient volunteer groups set up at local GP practices as part of an initiative by Community Wellbeing at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.