Last Friday, I visited Leicester Market to help give out free fruit and vegetables as part of Leicester City Council’s campaign to promote healthy eating. We were also joined by staff from the NHS who gave out advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
I’m pleased to have supported such a great initiative and would encourage as many people to have your recommended five-a-day.
Last Friday I visited LOROS, a fantastic local charity that provides care to terminally ill adults, their families and carers. LOROS have recently announced exciting plans to build a new Clinical Skills Centre, so they can train more local NHS and social care staff, and to extend their Day Therapy Unit, so they can provide care and support for an additional 250 patients a year.
LOROS needs to raise more funds so they can properly equip the new Day Therapy Unit. You can make a direct donation by clicking here
On Friday 29 January, I went to Glebelands Primary School to support their refugee awareness day. Mrs Sinhal, who teaches at the school, recently launched ‘Leicester Schools Welcome Refugees’, a project which aims to teach children about what its like to be a child refugee.
The school has already donated welcome packs with essential items for distribution by the Red Cross. On Friday, the children brought in teddy bears and I was overwhelmed by the number of teddies that had been donated, each of them with their own touching message. I think this is a fantastic initiative and would encourage as many local schools as possible to get involved.
You can read more about my visit here.
I recently visited Bethany Court, an amazing supported housing scheme which helps get mums who have suffered from domestic violence and other problems get back on track. The scheme supports 12 mums and their children, providing one to one support, including on how to manage their budgets, find work and build up their confidence.
I met with some of the mums at Bethany Court – all of whom praised the project and their staff for their fantastic help and support.