CROMPTON and Royton Rotary Club is helping bring a smile to youngsters’ faces by supporting a project to provide goodie bags for children of front-line workers.
The club donated funds to support the project run by Care for Kids, who want to provide a small gift for as many children of front-line NHS employees as possible.
Due to the demand on doctors, nurses, domestic staff, porters, ambulance staff and so many others during the coronavirus pandemic, children are often not seeing their parents or guardians for extended periods of time.
Care for Kids wants to provide a thank you gift to the children for understanding how important their parents’ and loved ones’ work is the work is.
They are working with The Royal Oldham Hospital, Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Alder Hey (Liverpool).
Joe Curran, organiser of the project, said: “Through an appeal via social media I asked for support so that we could purchase bespoke ‘Thank You’ cards along with a goody bag – a small way to express appreciation to the children.
“We have now delivered 900 bags and cards to hospitals and the feedback from the NHS workers has been fantastic.
“We believe this support has a twofold effect – the giving and receiving empowers well-being and appreciation for both the NHS front-line worker and their child. As volunteers we have seen how this small gesture has made a big difference.”
Crompton and Royton Rotary Club provided funds to support the giving of goodie bags at Oldham Royal Hospital, with the bags filled with chocolate, crisps, snacks and the bespoke greeting card.
If you wish to support Care with Kids and this project go online to https://www.gofundme.com/f/nhs-kids