£1,000 donation to help children and young people

Doncaster School Nurses have received a £1,000 boost, which will be invested in helping children and young people in the borough.

The Adwick Collaborative donated the money which will be used to purchase personal hygiene products for children and young people to support and meet their individual needs.

Helen Brookes, a Health Improvement Practitioner for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), said: “Our team works closely with children and young people in Doncaster and one thing we recognise is that some children and young people don’t have access to personal hygiene products which can be something that has negative effect on their self-esteem and confidence.”

Katie Farmer, also a Health Improvement Practitioner at RDaSH, said: “Local Tesco stores were also approached for support in purchasing the products and both Balby and Edenthorpe stores kindly donated £30 each to help with this.”

Jayne Ashby, Team Leader for the RDaSH School Nursing Team, said; “The money donated will enable the School Nursing Team to help and support vulnerable children and young people to manage their personal hygiene needs. Being able to give them basic products like shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes and sanitary products will make a positive impact on their confidence.

“The team and I would like to thank the Adwick collaborative and Tesco for making it possible for us to be able to do this”.

 (Left to right): Helen Brookes and Katie Farmer, Health Improvement Practitioners

(Left to right): Helen Brookes and Katie Farmer, Health Improvement Practitioners