A North Lincolnshire based health trust has received a £2000 boost, thanks to kind hearted volunteers in Scunthorpe.
Volunteers who run Help, the mental health charity shop, on Mary Street, made the donation with £1000 going to Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CAMHS) services based at St Nicholas House, Scunthorpe, with the rest of the cash going to Great Oaks, a unit which supports adults with mental health needs. Both services are run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).
Mandy McDermott, who set up the shop four years ago, has also previously donated cash to Great Oaks, with some money paying for a greenhouse, to renovate the allotment and to pay for a patient trip.
Mandy said: “We run the shop to raise money to help people with mental health. We’ve also handed over money to dementia and homeless charities.”
George Voulgaris, who heads up the CAMHS service, said: “It’s fantastic how Mandy and her team of volunteers raise so much money. The shop is like an Aladdin’s cave – full of all sorts of good quality items and clothes and every penny they raise supports people with mental health needs.
“On behalf of RDaSH I want to say a huge thank you to Mandy and her team for such a fabulous donation to our services.”
The money will now be spent on items to make patients’ lives more comfortable with the CAMHS team using some of the money to make their consulting rooms more homely for the young people who use them.
The shop is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm and there’s also a second charity shop based in Ashby.