Eltham Hill Supports ‘Project Hope’ Initiative

Eltham Hill Supports ‘Project Hope’ Initiative

Eltham Hill School are supporting the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Project Hope initiative. We are collecting food and refreshments (individually wrapped food items and snacks. Please note we can’t accept sharable items due to infection control restrictions. Teas, coffees, and biscuits, etc. are all welcome!) and toiletries (Hand creams and bathing items would be most welcome).

Contributions can be dropped off at our student services desk, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am and 3pm so students can drop off donations on their way into the building. It is important that everyone must adhere to the Covid safe rules when dropping off anything for collection – please use hand sanitiser and wear a mask when entering the school property.

You can read more about Project Hope below:

How Project Hope works

“Here at the Council, we want to do our best to support our incredible colleagues at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, and are working together to provide extra staff and services to our local hospitals, to relieve pressure on their overstretched staff. As well as assisting with some practical tasks, we are looking at other ways to relieve stress and make sure tired staff know they are appreciated.”

Doing your bit for Project Hope

Queen Elizabeth Hospital is in the heart of our community. Many of our residents work there, many of us have been treated there and now, more than ever before, we need to come together as a community and support the whole hospital team.

We’re asking local businesses and individuals to donate the following items and services to staff who are working long hours, under intense physical and emotionally demanding circumstances, with many unable to go home because they need to protect their own family and friends from catching the virus.”

Food and refreshments – we would appreciate any donations of individually wrapped food items and snacks. We can’t accept sharable items due to infection control restrictions. Teas, coffees, and biscuits, etc. are all welcome!

Toiletries – when staff are taking a break, we’d like to be able to offer them some comfort items to make them feel valued and allow them to carry out some much-needed self-care. Hand creams and bathing items would be most welcome. Also, if there are any therapists within our community who would be interested in supporting NHS staff on the front line, please let us know.

Accommodation – staff who are unable to go home would really benefit from a safe, clean room in which to recuperate between shifts. If you have any available rooms in your establishment (for example, hotel or guest house), please get in touch.

If you would like to do your bit for Project Hope, please get in touch with us to discuss details and arrange drop off of items using the options below.

Telephone: 0800 470 4831

Email: projecthope@cact.org.uk

“Whilst we know that many people have already been donating, we need to ensure this is coordinated and are now asking everyone, please do not drop items at hospitals directly. We will be coordinating the effort using Royal Greenwich council buildings.”

“Over the past few months, we have been absolutely bowled over by the generosity and positive energy from our residents and local businesses. Once again, we know we will see each other through this dark time and with your support the NHS will triumph over this awful situation.

Thank you.”

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Ben Travis, Chief Executive of the Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Trust​