A Love, Care Mission for St Ann’s

A worldwide voluntary movement has provided vital equipment to our hospice to help out during the Covid-19 emergency.

By News Team on November 12, 2020

Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur UK (SRMD UK), under its charitable initiative Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC), has made a series of donations over the last six months as part of its Covid-19 relief effort.

The organisation’s ‘Spreading Smiles UK’ campaign made a donation of £1,500 towards visors and medical gowns at the height of the crisis.

Last month it handed over masks and sanitizer worth almost £1,000 and is now in the process of providing further PPE items. It also plans to donate gift hampers to nurses at Christmas.

St Ann’s is one of many organisations to benefit from SRLC which mobilised its volunteers as part of relief initiatives in the UK and India.

SRLC offers holistic, multi-pronged community support and development programmes for underserved sections of society, and is part of international Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, headquartered in India.

Mukesh Mehta, from SRMD UK, said:

We're delighted to support St Ann's Hospice which relies heavily on donations to provide such fantastic care in the community. The world has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and cases and deaths continue to increase every day in the UK and India. Front-line workers are at high risk and braving their lives while providing treatment to coronavirus patients Mukesh Mehta

SRLC has had more than 70 entrants in the fundraising Manchester Midnight Walk in the last two years as part of its ongoing support for St Ann’s.

Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:

We're extremely grateful for the large and generous donations from Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care. They helped us out when PPE equipment was in short supply and have continued to support us. The dedication of their volunteers shows amazing community support for organisations such as ours. It’s been a challenging time for the hospice, as our teams have been working tirelessly on the front line to ensure our patients and families can still access the care and support they need during the pandemic, and our fundraising activity has been hit hard. We’re hugely grateful to everyone in our local community who has come forward to make a donation, take part in a virtual event, or help us in so many other ways. We simply wouldn’t be able to carry on our care without this amazing support. Thanks so much Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive