Duchy Hospital focuses commitment to health and wellbeing on local community
Throughout 2018, Duchy Hospital in Truro have been staging monthly health and wellbeing events for their staff, but decided to make December a community wellbeing event. The staff chose to support the St Petrocs Charity in Truro, which campaigns to end street homelessness in Cornwall and provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall, for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.
Duchy Hospital donated 26 shoeboxes filled with essential items and some treats, for the clients of St Petrocs along with a blanket, boots, tea and coffee.
Debby Blease, Head of Clinical Services (Matron) at Duchy Hospital said:
'Over the year staff have held a number of events to raise money for a number of charities including Water Aid, the Brain Tumour Trust, Meningitis Trust and MacMillan Cancer Care, but for December were keen to support a local charity and local people. Some individual staff donated filled boxes and other boxes were put together as a team effort. Contents included items such as essential toiletries, socks, energy bars and other treats.'
Lois Wild from St Petrocs Charity said:
‘We are so incredibly grateful for this support from Duchy Hospital. Winter and Christmas is a very difficult time for people who don’t have a home, and these donations are incredibly useful to our clients. This act of generosity means a lot to everyone as we head into the cold weather and winter. We are so pleased Duchy Hospital has chosen to support our work to end street homelessness in Cornwall. Once again I would like to express a big thank you; their support really does make a difference. We wouldn’t exist without the generosity of the people of Cornwall.'