Care staff help homeless this Christmas

From left, Katie Cheetham, Marie Crabtree, Sonia Balke and Steven Parry from Complete Care

From left, Katie Cheetham, Marie Crabtree, Sonia Balke and Steven Parry from Complete Care

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Staff at an Onchan care company have come together to donate Christmas food hampers to help the homeless in the island.

Carers and management staff at Complete Care all brought in a variety of different food to donate to Manx homeless charity Graih.

Katie Cheetham, registered manager at the company based in Onchan Village Walk which provides care and support for the elderly, said the organisation wanted to get involved with more charitable causes.

‘We have more staff now so we want to do something charitable every few months. I think that at Christmas time there’s a lot of people who don’t really have basic things like company and food.

‘For Christmas we wanted to do something a bit different and we decided to help Graih.

‘We’ve donated a range of food from Christmas cakes, crisps, tins and some nice quality food - a bit of everything really!’

All of the food will be donated to the Douglas charity which provides food, shelter and clothing for homeless people in the island.

Graih also helps people get support with substance abuse or health issues and find accommodation.

Michael Manning from Graih thanked the Complete Care team for their generosity. He said: ‘We’re extremely grateful for the support.’

To find out more about the charity and its work visit www.graih.org.im

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