The midwifery team and everyone here @uwshealth would like to pass on a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas Collection for the Simon Community. Midwifery Lecturer Sheona Brown, who took responsibility for organising this activity was totally overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity.
I am aware that this is an expensive time of year for everyone but think that this drive to help the homeless seemed to really hit home with so many people. Many thanks to all 3 cohorts of student midwives who each arranged fundraising activities, with this money I was able to buy every item from The Simon Community’s Amazon Wish list! To all the kind people in Lanarkshire Campus who either donated goods or money please know that each and every single item or £1 has been put to good use. It was so lovely to see how everyone wanted to pull together to make a difference for people who have been less fortunate. It is commendable that as a School we managed to achieve so much.
Sheona and her colleagues dropped off all off all the items donated and purchased at The Simon Community’s Glasgow Road office on Friday 21st December 2018. It was a thoroughly miserable day, pouring with rain, dark, dreary and cold.
It’s hard to imagine not having a roof over your head in weather like that! Our staff received a lovely warm welcome from the staff in the office, and when they had emptied the items into a small office, by the time I left it looked like a lovely Santa’s Grotto.
Thank you to each and everyone no matter how much or how little you donated, the photos speak for themselves. The school managed to collect a full crate of items that will make life a little more comfortable and perhaps let a homeless person know that there are people out there that care.