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Hospital Christmas craft fair raises around £700 for local charity

Authored by Mary
Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 14:47

Hand crafted gifts created by patients and members of staff at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre and sold at the hospital’s Christmas craft fair, have raised around £700 in aid of hospital’s chosen charity, Improving Lives Plymouth.

Mark White, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, commented: “This is the second Christmas craft fair we have hosted, and this year’s has been even more successful than last’s. We are delighted to have raised such a healthy sum for our chosen charity, Improving Lives Plymouth.”

George Plenderleith, Chief Executive at Improving Lives Plymouth, added: “This has been an amazing effort from patients and members of staff at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre. The creativity and skill involved in making the gifts available at the craft fair have been impressive, and we are grateful to everyone who came together to make this event such a success.”

Improving Lives Plymouth can trace its history back to 1907. The charity delivers services and creates new ones to meet the needs of individuals, communities and organisations in and around Plymouth.

The charity also runs information, advice and support services for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Operating from two bases in the city centre and Mannamead, Improving Lives Plymouth delivers a number of projects including: Active for All; Better Futures; Caring for Carers; Community Champions; Long-Term Condition Self-Management; Sensory Solutions and; Veterans and Family Hub. In order to run some of these initiatives the charity works with other organisations including Age UK, Devon and Cornwall Police, the Alzheimer’s Society and local NHS.

George Plenderleith, Chief Executive at Improving Lives Plymouth, commented: “The team at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre have really got off to a flying start with their support for us. I hope that as many people as possible will visit the Christmas craft fair and find the perfect festive gift.”