Burslem based charity Helping Angels are appealing for anyone who could help to donate essential items which they need to continue supporting vulnerable adults and children with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The charity, which is based at Burslem Lodge, would like anyone who can help with food packages, aprons and cleaning products to get in touch as they fear resources will run low.
The charity is also looking for volunteers who could help to deliver food packages in and around the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Charity manager Natasha Gratton said: “We are having to pay out big money for things like hand sanitiser and hand wash as well as protective equipment as it’s costing more than it would usually cost.
“We are going to be going through around 80 aprons a day per member of staff and 80 pairs of gloves – it’s going to be a tough time. But we can do this!
“I understand there are probably lots of people in situations like us and we just want to continue to provide the best service we can. Our adults and children depend on us so much, it’s really quite worrying.”
Natasha adds: “We are also looking for anyone who could volunteer to help deliver food packages too.”
Helping Angels Charitable Association supports vulnerable adults and children with disabilities and the main aim of the charity is to empower and inspire people to be involved in the local community. They do this by exploring activities that will promote independence and develop skills and abilities.
“As we cannot continue with certain activities out in the community it’s really important we can get out to see everyone as much as we can,” adds Natasha.
“But we need the right equipment to ensure hygiene is kept to the highest standards as we try to keep everyone we work with safe and well.”
Anyone who would like to get in touch with Helping Angels who may be able to help, is asked to email email@example.com