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Helping Those Less Fortunate

February 9, 2015

STAFF and young people at our Peaks Lane Housing Project had a special way of helping less fortunate four-legged friends this winter.

A collection of pet food and accessories was made before Christmas and donated to the Blue Cross Hospital in Grimsby so that they could share it out amongst their patients.

The idea came from Deputy Peaks Lane Project Manager Denise Carter, who organised the collection at the project.

She said: “YMCA receives a lot of kind donations as the general public looks to help those less fortunate.

“We do volunteering with the Ark, near North Somercotes, and it has reminded us that it isn’t just people that are forced to go without – it’s animals too.

“So we decided to have a collection of pet food and accessories at Peaks Lane and send them to the Blue Cross Hospital in Grimsby – it’s just our way of supporting a fellow charity.”

The items were dropped off at the Blue Cross Hospital on Nelson Street in Grimsby by Community Youth Worker Jocelyn Dennis, as well as Danielle, Darren and Wayne – young people from the Peaks Lane project.

Blue Cross Hospital Manager Faith Woodcock receives a donation of pet food and accessories from YMCA Humber Community Youth Worker Jocelyn Dennis and Danielle, Darren and Wayne - young people from the Peaks Lane Housing Project.
Blue Cross Hospital General Manager Faith Woodcock receives a donation of pet food and accessories from YMCA Humber Community Youth Worker Jocelyn Dennis and Danielle, Darren and Wayne – young people from the Peaks Lane Housing Project.

Faith Woodcock, Blue Cross Hospital General Manager, was delighted with the donation.

She said: “We want to thank YMCA Humber for their donation of food and treats for the pets in our care.

“We are extremely grateful and appreciate them choosing to donate to Blue Cross in this way.

“Our patients were very excited to see the food and treats!”

For more information on the work of Blue Cross in Grimsby, please visit their website by clicking here.