Progress Support Worker Collects Donations for New Cross Hospital

A big well done to one of our Residential Support Worker Venice Campbell, who has been collecting donations for a local mother and baby hostel and the neonatal ward at New Cross Hospital.

Venice became increasingly aware of the number of perfectly-good toys going to waste and ending up in landfills every year. Working in the care industry, Venice knew there were children out there that could benefit from these toys, so she started collecting donations of unwanted toys around her area and then donated them to a local mother and baby unit and New Cross Hospital.

Venice said:

‘’I have been with Progress for 2 and a half years now. Since being at Progress I have built upon my knowledge and experience.

A part of my role is ensuring that the children live their best lives whilst in our care.  I do this by ensuring that I plan fun activities, outings, and celebrations to bring joy, fun and laughter into their lives. The best reward is seeing a smile on the young person’s face and knowing that i contributed to it.

The company has given me opportunities to Progress professionally, developing my skills and expertise. Working at Progress I not only get to share my culture with the staff but the young people also.

I am lucky enough to work with such fantastic team members in Progress who have different skills that they bring to the team which helps all-around caring for and meeting the individual need of the young people. There is always someone on hand to help or give me advice when needed.

I wanted to do the charity fundraiser because being around the young people made me realise that not all parents are able to get the support that we provide for our young people.

Covid has had such a big knock-on effect on many single parents/couples as they have missed out on big celebrations such as gender reveals, baby showers and christenings. I wanted to be able to give back to those parents who have missed out. ‘’

Venice has collated donations for the following two causes –

New Cross Hospital – Neonatal Ward

She also hopes to drop these off with some of the young people from Stourbridge House Children’s service.

We want to take this opportunity to say a big ‘well done’ to Venice for her selfless, hard work!