|NHS Staff Spread Christmas Cheer|
Clinical Commissioning Group volunteers served Christmas lunch for 70
With Christmas just around the corner, staff at NHS Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group helped spread festive cheer by serving Christmas lunch with all the trimmings to approximately 70 older people. The 70 guests at the lunch are residents of Battersea’s Althorpe Mews sheltered accommodation or clients of Katherine Low Settlement. Katherine Low Settlement is a multi-purpose charity that has been helping the communities of Battersea and Wandsworth since 1924.
Two dozen NHS Wandsworth CCG staff worked alongside staff from Althorpe Mews sheltered accommodation and Katherine Low Settlement in organising and delivering the Christmas lunch. NHS Wandsworth CCG staff have helped with everything from peeling vegetables, arranging raffle prizes, setting up the Dimson Hall venue, putting up tinsel and decorations to welcoming guests, cooking and serving the Christmas lunch, and cleaning up afterwards.
Local GP and Clinical Chair of NHS Wandsworth CCG Dr Nicola Jones said: “The team effort that has gone into hosting a cracker of a Christmas lunch is a lovely reminder that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Wandsworth. And whether it’s serving up Christmas lunch or working with local schools, our CCG team is not shy about rolling up our sleeves and lending a helping hand in the community where we work and live.
Geoff Cox, warden at Althorpe Mews Sheltered Accommodation said: “The annual Christmas lunch is a real highlight of the year. Thanks to the combined efforts of people from Katherine Low Settlement, Althorpe Mews and Wandsworth CCG, all our guests had a jolly good time. We couldn’t have asked for a more friendly or helpful band of elves from Wandsworth CCG to help us.”
Dr Nicola Jones added: “We are looking for new opportunities for our staff to share their skills and experience with the Wandsworth community, so get in touch if you think we can help your charity or community group in the New Year.”
December 17, 2014