NHS Hamper Drive
The NHS Hamper Drive started as a local appeal between friends to offer NHS staff a small token of gratitude for their amazing efforts. Through the hard work of those who launched the appeal - and the generosity of those who responded - the project developed to the scale of delivering hampers to hospitals from Glasgow to Aberdeen. In just a couple of weeks, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, QEU Hospital, University Hospital Hairmyres, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary have received hampers.
As the coronavirus situation worsens, and the NHS becomes increasingly stretched, we aim to increase the number of hampers being delivered and reach as many Scottish hospitals as possible to ensure that those on the front line know that they have our support and appreciation. To help achieve this, we are now taking donations should anyone wish to contribute. Beyond this, should you have access to items or foodstuffs which you would like to donate or have useful hospital contacts then please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hampers are being made with the utmost regard for hygiene and safety. The items included are those that NHS staff have told us they desire most, as well as adding some luxuries. All items, including baskets, are being disinfected and the person creating the hamper is taking necessary personal precautions with PPE. Items are purchased in line with Govt. advice re. restrictions and distribution is arranged with NHS staff at the respective hospitals.
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