Hospital Christmas craft fair to support local charity

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Authored by Mary
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 15:47

Creative patients and members of staff at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre have been beavering away to produce hand crafted gifts for the hospital’s Christmas craft fair being held in its Care Café on Thursday 5th December, 9.00am to 3.30pm.

Money raised at the craft fair will be donated to the hospital’s chosen charity, Improving Lives Plymouth and a range of homemade gifts, cakes and raffle prizes will be available.

Mark White, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, commented: “We held a Christmas craft fair for the first time last year to raise money for a colleague, and it was hugely successful. We are hoping that this year’s craft fair will be even more well-received, and raise a healthy sum for our chosen charity, Improving Lives Plymouth.”

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.”

The Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre Christmas craft fair will take place at the hospital in its Care Café on Thursday 5th December between 9.00am and 3.30pm.

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