Prestwich Hospital John Denmark Unit Christmas shoebox appeal

by timpickstone on 19 November, 2019

The John Denmark Unit (JDU) at Prestwich Hospital is asking for items to include in Helping Hands boxes, which you can drop off at ‘The Curve’ reception, at Prestwich Hospital.

JDU is the hospitals ward which specialises in mental health and deafness. Service users will put the boxes together, hand wrap them and place a handmade Christmas card in each box. The boxes will then be delivered to local charities/food banks in December.

Deadline for collection is Friday 29 November.

Below is a list of suggested items to donate.

Childrens Items for donation:

  • Colouring books
  • Crayons/colouring pencils
  • Age appropriate toys
  • Socks
  • Hats, Gloves, scarfs
  • Bubbles
  • Playdoh
  • Party bag items
  • Stationary
  • Chocolate/sweets
  • Toiletries
  • Books
  • Hair bobbles
  • Soft Toys
  • Empty Shoe boxes

Adult Items for donation:

  • Hats/gloves/scarfs
  • Puzzle books
  • Dominoes
  • Packs of cards
  • Reading books
  • Stationary
  • Toiletries
  • Socks
  • Nail polish
  • Chocolates/sweets
  • Sanitary items
  • Combs/hairbrushes
  • Unwanted gifts
  • Baby wipes
  • Body sprays
  • Biscuits
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Raincoats/Ponchos
  • Lip Balm
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