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Donated Clothes Helps Homeless

Nuffield Health Help HomelessIn December and January, staff at Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital donated their  unwanted winter clothes and bedding  to help the homeless locally. By recycling warm winter clothes, as well giving as other needed items such as toiletries and food to the Good Shepherd Ministry charity, Nuffield Health staff have been able to assist homeless people and others in need in Wolverhampton. In the last six weeks, hospital staff have made three separate trips delivering a car full of donations each time.

Established in 1972 by a Roman Catholic religious order of Brothers, the Good Shepherd  Ministry is involved in various works to help people in need in Wolverhampton.  Based at the Methodist Centre in School Street, their assistance programme operates seven days a week, helping about 250 people from all ethnic backgrounds, both individuals and families, each and every day. Their main form of assistance is in providing food but they also have a charity shop at Bilston. For more details see:

Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital’s MRI lead radiographer Lucy Willcox was delighted to find out about the opportunity to donate clothes and bedding, saying, ” I would like to thank all my colleagues, especially radiography assistant  Sarah Currie, at the hospital and say a massive thanks for the donations. Volunteers at the Good Shepherd Centre were overwhelmed and extremely grateful. As a hospital, it is good to feel we are doing something worthwhile in the community to help local people. I was pleased to get my young son involved in helping at an early age too”.

In their letter of thanks, Brother Charles Searson, from the Good Shepherd charity said, “Thank you for your support at this special time of the year. As we move through winter, the colder weather is making life even more difficult for our homeless and low-income service users. The need for adequate food and clothing becomes even more critical. Fortunately with the help of our friends, we are normally able to offer something to everyone who comes to our doors.”

For more information please contact Nuffield Health Wolverhampton on 01902 275707 or visit

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