Hampers for homeless clients
Staff and Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro have come together to donate a number of items to make up food hampers and Christmas shoeboxes full of treats for Coastline’s Homeless Service.
Altogether, hospital colleagues and Friends donated enough items to make up 25 food hampers, presents for 15 children at Coastline’s facility for homeless families and over 35 individual gift shoeboxes for homeless clients.
The shoeboxes contain a variety of items including treats to eat and essentials like warm gloves, socks, hats and more.
Jamie, a client of the Homeless Service, was delighted to receive his box this week and said: “Words can’t express how it made me feel. I owe this hospital so much. You have saved my life so many times and this present is the icing on the cake. Thank you, thank you. I’m thrilled.”
Polly Sutcliffe, Activities and Engagement Worker at Coastline Housing, added: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of staff and the Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. When we saw just how much they had collected to help give our clients and homeless families a great Christmas we felt really quite emotional – and even had to get a bigger van to collect it all! On behalf of everyone at Coastline I would like to extend our sincere thanks. It will make a real difference to lots of people this December.”
A number of shoeboxes specifically for females were included in the large donation. Coastline has distributed these to a number of vulnerable female clients and the rest will be distributed by First Light, a local domestic violence charity.