Radiology team lends a hand for Lent
The radiology team with Hope Centre fundraising manager Louise
Lent is usually a time when people make a sacrifice in preparation for Easter, but for the radiology team at Northampton General Hospital, it was a time for giving back instead of giving up.
The team decided they wanted to give something back to the community for Lent and bought weekly donations of food, toiletries, underwear and household essentials into the department. These were presented to Louise Danielczuk, fundraising manager at the Hope Centre, on 29 March ready for the Easter weekend.
Liz Page, Radiographer at NGH, described the team effort: “We came up with the idea to do something for the Hope Centre as we wanted to do something different and give something back to the community instead of giving something up. Everyone in the team got behind the idea to support the local charity and donated an item each week for those in need. It’s been a great way to do something for the community and get us all in the Easter spirit too”.
The Hope Centre works to tackle poverty and homelessness within the town, providing support and services to assist individuals and families.
Louise Danielczuk, explained the difference the donations will make to the people they work with: “This donation will make an amazing difference to the centre and help us to continue to look after people in Northampton who need our support. We’ve just opened a new foodclub to help those on the verge of poverty so having these donations will ensure we can help families and individuals that need us. We’re seeing an average of 120 people per day so we’re incredibly thankful for donations of food, underwear and other items.”
Posted on Tuesday 3rd April 2018