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Staff at Balmore Ward Donate Christmas Presents to Women’s Aid

Published: | Domestic Abuse

Generous Glasgow City HSCP staff working in Balmore Ward at Leverndale Hospital decided this year to forego the usual staff tradition of giving presents to each other by Secret Santa and instead donated their presents to the women and children being supported by Renfrewshire Women’s Aid. 

The amount of presents collected shows that staff clearly went way beyond what they would normally purchase for each other.

Christine Murphy, Service Manager, Older People and Primary Care said: “Despite a challenging time for all of them, our unselfish and dedicated staff still decided to help others rather than treat themselves. They never cease to amaze me by the work they do. Well done Balmore Ward, you are a credit to the service.”

Rae Gilbert from Renfrewshire Women’s Aid who collected the presents said: “On behalf of the women, children and young people who access our services, I would like to offer our sincere thanks.  Your kindness and generosity is truly humbling. The difference that your donations will make to women and their families is immense. This has been a truly challenging time for women who experience domestic abuse, and the pressure of Christmas can be overwhelming. Your amazing donations will certainly ease a lot of pressure in an otherwise uncertain time. I wish you all continued health and salute each and every one of you for your outstanding work. Thank you Balmore Ward.”

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