Peel Health Campus supports Homeless Awareness Week
Aug 09, 2019
Peel Health Campus (PHC) has spent three months collecting coats, scarves, beanies, toiletries and other goods to donate to local people in need.
The donated goods were distributed to homeless people, and others in need, at an event at the Mandurah foreshore during Homeless Awareness Week (4-10 August).
The PHC stall was alongside other community groups, including West Aus Crisis and Welfare Service, Foodbank, Vinnies, Good Samaritans, Peel Volunteer Resource Centre, Red Cross and more.
PHC, which is part of Ramsay Health Care, has been participating for some years.
PHC Acting Chief Executive, Karol Edge, said hospital staff, volunteers and suppliers got right behind the cause.
“Most of our staff live in the local community and they are very supportive of those in need,” Karol said.
The hospital donated any leftover goods to West Aus Crisis and Welfare Service.
PHC also makes weekly donations of leftover food to Foodbank.
“Every week since July 2018, the hospital has donated unopened leftover food items, including packets of breakfast cereals, sugar, jam, coffee, vegemite, butter and more,” Karol said.
Karol said the hospital’s work in the community aligned with Ramsay Health Care’s values of “people caring for people”.