Over the past few weeks, we have been collecting donations for the ‘Give a Gift’ campaign.
We have been working with St Albans Community Association and the Dorothy Parkes Centre – two Smethwick based charities – to come together and surprise both young and old on Christmas day. We put out an appeal to families and staff requesting unwrapped/untagged toys, games, DVDs and clothes to be distributed to Sandwell Hospital, City Hospital, Black Country Women’s Aid, local community centres and care homes.
We were amazed to have had over 250 items donated! These have been passed on to the charities. Thank you to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Mr Tidmarsh for his idea to get involved as well as for organising the campaign at SHP.