Yesterday afternoon saw the presentation of two impressive Christmas Hampers put together by members of the Wester Hailes Medical Practice from individual donations contributed by the Practice’s staff and GPs.
These had been given to the Health Agency to distribute and staff there allocated one to the Tasting Change Healthy Eating project, and the other to the Westerhaven Cancer Support Service, both based within the Health Agency at the Healthy Living centre. Both of these organisations were aware of particular local residents who they approached and were absolutely delighted to receive one of the hampers each.
This photograph below shows those in attendance at the handover of the hampers which took place just outside the main entrance to the Healthy Living Centre (where Sonny also entertained those present with a powerful impromptu rendition of one of his favourite songs to loud applause!)
Chair of the Health Agency, local resident Eoghan Howard, said
We are extremely grateful for the ongoing co-operation between the Medical Practice and the Health Agency that has been increasingly taking place since the opening of Healthy Living Centre in 2013. This is especially appreciated at this time of year and under the circumstances so these beautiful hampers will certainly be going to where they can be very much appreciated
Dawn King, a long time staff member of the WH Medical Practice, who was instrumental in helping to organise the hampers and also lives locally said,
It’s great to be able to help local people in a variety of ways, both formally through the day to day work of the Practice, but also through other much more informal personal contacts and activities. We’ve really enjoyed putting these hampers together and delighted that those receiving them are so pleased