Third sector engagement
Santa was kind enough to get his knitters to contribute to the Big Knit 2017 for Age UK. Not only did the Medical School Christmas Tree look exceptionally colourful, the elves took some cheeky selfies modelling them also. A massive thanks to all those who contributed by either knitting or purchasing the special smoothie hats. An amazing 554 Smoothie Hats were given to Age UK North Staffs and £69.00 raised from the sale of the special hats beforehand.
Once Santa had dropped off the hats, his sleigh (in the form of a black Mazda), packed with an extraordinary amount of donated food supplies, flew across the city to join ASHA for their 2017 Children’s Christmas party. Over 100 children joined in with the Christmas fun and in conjunction with Sporting Communities, all were provided with a free lunch bag and each child received a gift. Our food contributions helped Asha to be able to provide every user of their service with a bottle of Sunflower Oil, a bag of Basmati Rice and five other products of their choice. An amazing achievement, well done all!!
Sarah Thirlwall, Placements Manager