Rochdale Infirmary hosts raffle for homeless
Date published: 23 December 2017
The out-patient’s department of the Infirmary purchased clothes, toiletries and chocolates with the money raised
Rochdale Infirmary held a raffle draw on Monday (18 December) where a total of £800 was raised for the homeless of Rochdale.
Donations for the draw were received by Boots, Primark and Dunelm. A total of 100 pillows and quilts were also donated from the company Comfy Quilts, based in Middleton.
The out-patient’s department of the infirmary purchased clothes, toiletries and chocolates with the money raised, which were then distributed to the homeless.
They were also offered a flu-vaccination, a wound dressing service and a podiatrist was on hand if needed.
Hot meals were later served which was greatly received.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale were both in attendance, as well as a school choir and the singing jeweller of Rochdale who recently received the Man of the Year award, John Swinden.
Sharon Alletson, a speaker for Rochdale Infirmary, said: “The generosity of the people of Rochdale has been staggering, making their Christmas a bit more bearable.”