We brought comfort to patients at Salford Hospital

Members from across Greater Manchester West delivered 1,000 ‘Comfort Bags’ to patients in Salford Royal Hospital. Read more about their great initiative

1,000 ‘Comfort Bags’ were delivered to hospital patients through Girlguiding Greater Manchester West's year-long initiative

Both girls and volunteers donated small toiletries and care items to go inside handmade bags and delivered these to those who come to hospital without the essentials they need.

To deliver the 1,000th Comfort Bag, Brownies and Guides joined in a fantastic celebration at the hospital.

I had a really great time at Salford Royal Hospital, it was really enjoyable handing the bags out on the wards and meeting all the staff and patients - Anna, 12, 4th Davyhulme Guides

The idea for the Comfort Bags started with local Leader Pat Mayle. She said, ‘I’m so overwhelmed that we have reached 1,000 bags in just one year. It’s been great working with the team at Salford Royal Hospital, and all of the generous Girlguiding members who have supported the scheme.’

We are so proud of our members who have gone above and beyond to provide support in their local community. It is a fantastic initiative and one that we are very proud to support and develop - Mel Price, Assistant Regional Chief Commissioner

The team at Girlguiding North West England is now developing this scheme to support different hospitals across the North West Region, and is really excited to involve even more girls and volunteers.

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