Ramsey woman launches urgent appeal for donations for care home

Charlotte Heritage collecting donations for Care Home PICTURE: Ch

Charlotte Heritage collecting donations for Care Home PICTURE: Charlotte Heritage - Credit: Charlotte Heritage

A woman from Ramsey is collecting toiletries to donate to a care home where her grandmother is a resident.

A woman from Ramsey is collecting unopened toiletries for her nan’s care home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Charlotte Heritage nan is a resident at The Gables Nursing Home, in Eastrea, in Whittlesey, needs bars of soap, shower gel, talcum powder, deodorants, handwashes and other items.

Charlotte is part of a community support group called Diamond Hampers, whose main mission is to provide food parcels, toiletries and clothing to people who are in some kind of financial difficulty.

Charlotte said: “This is probably the same for many of our local care homes too, we need donations of toiletries to pass on to them.

“If anyone can spare any of these items, it would be hugely appreciated.”

Keri Lavington, is a co-founder of Diamond Hampers, she originally set up a community support group called Diamonds and Pearls.

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Diamonds and Pearls helps Huntingdon residents with different tasks such as grass mowing and benefit help.

Lianne Simpson, who originally ran a community group called Happy Hampers, which made parcels and provided toys and games, has now joined forces with Keri.

They then created one group to help the wider community in the area, to provide food parcels, toys, games, books and toiletries.

During the coronavirus pandemic the co-founders then decided to focus on food, pharmacy and isolation runs.

Last month they distributed 130 food parcels and carried out 67 isolation shops, they also rely on community donations to keep their project going.

They have a large team of volunteers, who help deliver the parcels and collect donations.

The team also all under go training that’s funded by community support and recently a Covid grant was issued.

To find out more visit the Diamond Hampers Facebook pages:

Ramsey: https://www.facebook.com/groups/592010071375300/

Brampton: https://www.facebook.com/groups/470909533469082/

Huntingdon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2479421568983329/

An Amazon Wish List has also been set up for anyone wishing to give a donation:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1U88S0M5LOL5G…

Contact Lianne Simpson who covers Brampton Diamond Hampers if you would like to know where to place donations on 07769312711.

Or contact Charlotte Heritage on 07818 217148 who covers Ramsey Diamond Hampers.

Or contact Keri Lavington who covers Huntingdon Diamond Hampers.