Huge foodbank collection made for people most in Hartlepool – after hospital and power station partnership

A town’s hospital and power station have collected a haul of goods for their local foodbank – as they come together for people most in need in their community this Christmas.

Hartlepool hospital staff foodbank collectionStaff at the University Hospital of Hartlepool and Hartlepool Power Station have made a joint collection to give back to deprived people in the town.

Macmillan lung cancer nurse Moira McHugh is among several staff across the hospital who run collection points to go towards the Hartlepool Foodbank.

She said: “Yet again staff at the hospital have come together this year to collect funds for the people in most need in Hartlepool.

“It is even more special that we have been able to work with one of our neighbours at the power station to give even more back this year.

“Together, we have helped more people at such a challenging time of year for so many.”

Colin Ogden, one of the volunteer drivers at the Trust and also volunteers time in the hospital’s chemotherapy unit who run a foodbank collection point.

He said: “It is a privilege be able to help deliver goods to help people who really need it this Christmas time.

“Yet again Hartlepool hospital has come together for such an amazing cause as such an important time, I am honoured to be a part of that.”

Craig Dohring, director of Hartlepool Power Station, said: “Hartlepool Power Station has long been a proud supporter of the local foodbank, and we have now joined a partnership with the local NHS to provide food and other key essentials.

“The foodbank, as we know, is a lifeline for many families in this area and so it’s right that we are part of this important partnership, not just over Christmas but throughout the year.”

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