Patients at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals will receive an extra helping of donated clothes this Christmas, thanks to a Bermondsey storage firm’s charity drive.
Access Self Storage in SE1 asked the News to nominate a beneficiary of their 2017 Christmas Charity Appeal, and we chose the two local hospitals.
Now the firm is challenging locals to get on board and donate old clothes. All donations of clothes should be handed in at the firm’s reception in 61 Willow Walk, by December 15.
Emma Simpson from the two hospitals’ fundraising team said: “Being in hospital can be stressful and upsetting, no matter how good the care you receive.
“But imagine not being able to afford to meet your most basic of needs, such as clothes to wear when you go home. Sometimes, patients at Guy’s and St Thomas’ sadly find themselves in this situation, and this is where support from the local community can be invaluable.
“Access Self Storage is kindly supporting the hospitals by collecting clothes for patients who are in need this Christmas. Any donations of adult plain, clean clothes – except underwear – would be hugely appreciated.”
Access Self Storage manager Stefan Albert, said: “It is amazing when you see people finding so much kindness in their hearts, giving presents to help people then have never met. Christmas is really a time to remind ourselves that whatever may be happening in our own lives, there is almost always someone out there who might need a little bit of extra help.”
The firm’s appeal, which it has run from its branches across England for six years, has seen more than 3,000 donations to over 100 local charities.
Contact the firm’s Bermondsey branch on 0203 553 2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.