Hampers For Heroes hits milestone in West Midlands

Two local mums are celebrating having distributed 300 hampers to frontline workers across healthcare facilities in the West Midlands.

Key workers in hospitals and care homes, as well as health workers who are self-isolating, have been surprised with ‘thank-you packages’ containing items such as biscuits, crisps, chocolate, tea coffee, snack pot meals and much-needed hand creams. The hampers have been delivered by a group of 40 community volunteers who have joined the good cause.

'Hampers for Heroes' was set up just four weeks ago by friends Victoria Hanson and Yasmin Paulson, to show love and appreciation to key workers across the region for the heroic work they are doing, day in day out. To date, the organisation has raised nearly £3,000 via its GoFundMe page, of which 100% goes towards running costs and purchasing items for the hampers. Food and luxury care products have also been donated by individuals. Co-founder, Victoria Hanson, said:

“Every day, frontline workers put their own health and safety at risk to help those who are sick, or need help or care. When Yasmin and I started four weeks ago, we wanted to do something to help. We had no idea that the demand would be so great and that we would grow so fast in such a small amount of time.

“Our community of volunteers are determined to deliver the hampers and because the donations are coming in, we can keep going and put smiles on the faces of our hardworking key workers. Our aim is to raise as much money as we can so that we can reach as many heroes as we possibly can, so that they all know we appreciate the difference they are making.”

Dr Shakti Agrawal, a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, was among the first recipients of a care package. He added:

“Love and kindness are never wasted; they always make a difference. These hampers truly make our day and we are so grateful to everyone at Hampers for Heroes giving up their time for us. Please keep up the amazing work.”

To donate to Hampers for Heroes, you can visit the GoFundMe page or, to get more information, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.


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