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Introducing #GMMHGivesBack

Our communities need our help, and we can’t do it alone. 

At GMMH, we live and breathe the communities we live in and serve.  

We are overwhelmed by the support and positivity we have been shown by our communities during these difficult times and we want to give something back.  

We know that there are many people out there in Greater Manchester’s communities who need help - from the parents struggling to cope now that support from schools has been reduced, to our elderly neighbours who are running out of food, to the charities who are at breaking point trying to meet demand. For each individual clapping, another is suffering.


To every healthcare and hospital worker working tirelessly to provide life-saving care and to everyone who loves them… 

We are so grateful.  

To the people in Greater Manchester’s communities who are struggling and to the charities and community organisations that are doing all they can to support them…  

We have your back. 


That’s why we are launching #GMMHGivesBack, an initiative whereby GMMH staff can make a tangible and meaningful difference to our communities during these difficult times.  

We will be doing this by supporting two brilliant local charities – The Trussell Trust foodbanks and Home-Start. We have included some more information about these charities below. Our ask is that you give back by making resource and/or financial donations to these charities, to allow them to help Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable residents to get by. 

Together at GMMH, we can truly make a difference.  


HomeStart Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. They are there for parents when they need them the most because childhood can’t wait. 

Starting in the home, Home-Start's approach is as individual as the people they’re helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.  

Due to COVID-19, they are currently working through the issue of no longer being able to provide face-to-face support at the home. They are working tirelessly to stay connected with families and support them remotely when they can’t visit, through innovative solutions such as care packages. All the while, the number of families in Greater Manchester who are struggling during the pandemic, and require Home-Start's expert support, is increasing daily.

The Trussell Trust and Local Foodbanks 

The Trussell Trust The Trussell Trust’s aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They support a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. They are here to help anyone who needs support during this difficult time.  

Each food bank in The Trussell Trust’s network is a local charity, run by a community for a community. These food banks provide an essential community service to people unable to afford food and The Trussell Trust are doing everything they can to help them continue that role during this crisis. 

Please Donate  

We’re asking for donations of new and unused: 

  • Toys including play-doh and crayons 
  • Books and jigsaws 
  • Dried food goods such as pasta, rices and pulses 
  • Tinned food 
  • Toiletries and hygiene products 

We will be setting up donation drop off points throughout the Trust. Please see the table below to find your nearest drop off point. 


Meadowbrook Unit, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 8HG. 


Rivington Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL4 0JR. 


Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 5SL. 


Park House, North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Manchester, M8 5RB. 


Laureate House, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT. 


Edenfield Centre, Junction 17, Chapman Barker Unit and first floor The Curve; 

Prestwich Hospital, Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 3BL. 

We’re also asking for financial donations to both charities, to enable them to continue to operate now and in the future. Many of us are currently making cost savings through: 

  • Waiving of Trust car parking charges 
  • Petrol or public transport costs reduced by working from home 
  • Various NHS discounts currently available. 

Why not pledge to donate a proportion of these savings to support our communities? 

You can make a financial donation online via our Trust Charitable Funds page.

Tell Us About Your Donations 

Here at GMMH, we’re a team. And though many of you may be feeling isolated at the moment, we want you to know that you are still very much part of the GMMH family, working towards the same goal of improving lives. 

Though we may not be able to speak in person right now, we’d love to hear about your donations. We’d like to ask you take a picture at your collection point – or wherever you are if making a financial donation – and tell us why you’re donating, utilising the hashtags #GMMHGivesBack and #TogetherGMMH and tagging @GMMH_NHS on Twitter.  

Together, we can inspire our friends and colleagues to contribute too, to truly make a difference to Greater Manchester’s communities.  

400 Easter Eggs 

400 Easter Eggs To kick off #GMMHGivesBack, our Estates and Facilities team received an incredibly generous donation of 400 Mars Easter eggs from our catering suppliers, 3663 Bidfood. Our kind-hearted staff donated them all to Home-Start. We’re delighted to say that we were able to organise for the Home-Start Easter Bunnies to collect the eggs and deliver them to vulnerable families in time for Easter! Young children across our local communities were able to get an Easter treat thanks to 3663 and Mars – thank you. 

We look forward to brightening many more people’s lives through the initiative. 

#GMMHGivesBack #TogetherGMMH #COVID19 

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