UK,
03
September
2014
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12:44
Europe/London

Simplyhealth provides prams, pushchairs and highchairs to Manchester children’s charity

Healthcare provider Simplyhealth has purchased almost £3,000 worth of baby equipment for Manchester based charity Wood Street Mission, which helps disadvantaged people in Manchester and Salford. 

Wood Street provides items such as clothes and bedding as part of its clothing project which seeks to alleviate the effects of poverty.  To support the charity, Simplyhealth donated 30 prams, 20 travel cots and 20 high chairs at a cost of £2999.50.

We are over the moon that Simplyhealth has been able to supply all of these items which are often expensive and beyond the reach of families on low incomes. The support from Simplyhealth will help us in our work providing young local families with everyday essential items.
Roseanne Sweeney, chief executive of Wood Street Mission
James Glover, spokesperson for Simplyhealth
It’s shocking that so many people are living in poverty in Manchester. We’ve supported Wood Street Mission in previous years with its school uniform project and we are delighted to be able to support this worthwhile charity again. We hope the items we have provided benefit those who need it most in our community.
James Glover, spokesperson for Simplyhealth

Last year alone, the charity helped almost 7,000 children and 3,000 families. In recognition of its work, Wood Street Mission was honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent in status to an MBE. 

For more information please visit www.woodstreetmission.org.uk

Simplyhealth has active community funds in four of its locations, Andover, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, which exist to support charities and organisations in the local community. To contact the Manchester community fund please email laura.selby@simplyhealth.co.uk. Visit Simplyhealth’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/simplyhealthuk or follow us on Twitter @SimplyhealthUK to find out more on how the company works with local and national charities.