Staff from The James Cook University Hospital have come together to help local families this Christmas by donating bags full of food to Middlesbrough Food Bank.
As part of the food bank appeal, led by the hospital’s renal team, the NHS workers collected 470.70 kilos of basic necessities including food, cleaning products and pet food.
Liam Mcivor from Rapid Response Transport UK kindly organised for the donations to be taken from James Cook to the food bank.
Shared care and home haemodialysis assistant practitioner Vicki Ness said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to every single person who got behind our food appeal; I’m completely overwhelmed with the generosity of my colleagues.”
Lee-Anne Southon, Middlesbrough Food Bank’s office and warehouse coordinator said she was touched by the amount of support they received from the James Cook staff.
“This donation is just incredible; it’ll help feed so many people in crisis this Christmas and in the New Year,” she added.
Deirdre Fowler, interim director of nursing and midwifery, thanked colleagues for their selflessness.
“The support behind this year’s food bank appeal has been amazing and it will go a long way to helping the people in our community who really need it,” she added.
“We as a trust would like to say thank you to our colleagues for getting involved as well as to the team at Rapid Response who kindly transported a very full van of donations for us.
“I would finally like to say a special thank you to Vicki Ness from our renal team for going out of her way in coordinating the appeal.”