Our local NHS is asking Rushcliffe residents to support their urgent care boxes appeal for patients in crisis this winter, and for local charity The Friary.
Notts Healthcare’s Urgent Care Response Team are looking for donations to make up the boxes which are given when the team visit vulnerable patients, to help them through a 24 or 48-hour period until further support is arranged.
Items needed include cup-a-soups, porridge pots, pasta meals, coffee sachets, tea bags, UHT milk, sugar sachets, biscuits and sweets, hats, scarves, gloves, torches, handwarmers, blankets, bed socks and hot water bottles. The drop off point for items is James Hugenin, Cotgrave Health Centre, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave, NG12 3JQ.
Items can also be dropped off at Morrisons in Gamston – you can use the food cage which is opposite the Pharmacy. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The Friary, meanwhile, are seeking donations of tinned meat and fruit, rice pudding, custard, chocolate, biscuits, nuts, cereal bars, bottled water, juice cartons, t-shirts and men’s joggers in medium size, new men’s underwear in medium, shaving foam, razors, deodorant, wet wipes, rucksacks and men’s coats, medium and large.
They can be donated at the charity’s base on 46 Musters Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7PR, which is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.