In just 72 hours, the Sewa Day Charity together with members of the West Bridgford Community Helpers Facebook group, generated both a van and car worth of donations for the respite rooms at QMC and City Hospital.
Donations included brand new chairs, cushions, stationery, bicycles and more. All items were to be divided between 6 respite rooms within the hospitals.
NHS worker Nana Silas Tamuno said: “I can’t thank you enough for stepping out to help us. I don’t know how you have managed to pull all this together as quickly as possible.
Having a respite place away from wards and offices will make a huge difference to frontline staff well-being. Thank you.”
Nana from the West Bridgford Community Helpers said: “I really don’t know what to say to you my West Bridgford family. I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the stuff you pulled together in 72hrs all from your living rooms. I hope when this is all behind us we can all have a family day out at central avenue park. Love you all.
Hetvi Parekh of the Sewa Day Charity coordinated the event by asking for and collecting donations from residents of West Bridgford. Hetvi said: “I would like to thank Gemma Dilema, Samantha Moreton, Beccy Trease, Selina Daley, Hansa Ruparelia, Madhu Preeta Prashant, Becky Dowson and Juliet Parkinson.
“Although I am coordinating all of this, I cannot do this without them”
Sewa Day Charity and West Bridgford Community Helpers also collaborated together on another project. They contacted Morrison’s and arranged for items to be donated to 7 different food banks in Nottingham.
For more information on the work of the Sewa Day Charity during the pandemic, visit https://sewaday.org/covid19/ or you can find them on Facebook and Twitter.
If you would like to find out more about the wonderful work, volunteer opportunities or you would like to request advice or assistance, join the West Bridgford Community Helpers Facebook page.