Christmas spirit arrives early at Tees Valley Treatment Centre
Wednesday 16 November 2016
The Staff Engagement Group at the treatment centre in Middlesbrough encouraged staff to dig deep and support Operation Christmas Child by donating shoe boxes of essential items and presents for underprivileged children around the world.
Led by Healthcare Assistant, Sadie Haswell, staff kindly donated 43 shoe boxes filled with gifts for children to open on Christmas day which were delivered to the charity last week.
Katie Lunn, Matron at Tees Valley Treatment Centre said: “Every year, staff at Tees Valley Treatment Centre support a number of different charities and this year, one of the charities the Staff Engagement Group decided to support was Operation Christmas Child. I am very proud of our team and would like to thank them all for getting involved and donating individual items and full shoeboxes of essential items and presents. I am certain their generosity will have a huge impact on the lives of children around the world. I would also like to thank Ramsay Health Care for their shipping donation of £129.”
In a response to the Tees Valley Treatment Centre post on Facebook, Operation Christmas Child UK personally thanked the staff at the treatment centre: “Fantastic! Thank you so much for your contributions.”
Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child – an initiative of the Christian relief and development agency Samaritan’s Purse have provided gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 100 million underprivileged children around the world.