Royal District Nursing Service - Christmas Bags

Christmas Bags for the Royal District Nursing Service

         

 

In the lead up to Christmas for the past four years, the Club has supported the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some Christmas cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.

The project normally involves the provision of  up to 100 Christmas Shopping Bags into which we packed Christmas “goodies” (primarily small food items and personal grooming products) for distribution by local Royal District Nurses.  

This was a project that has been most appreciated by the RDNS and by the recipients at what might otherwise be a lonely and cheerless Christmas for them.

Club funding, together with the generous support of Brian Atkins Pharmacy and his suppliers, Fergusson Plarre, Safeway Niddrie and NQR Niddrie, allowed us to provide 50 Christmas Bags with a retail value in excess of $60.

 

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Christmas Bags for the Elderly

Christmas 2016 has seen the twelth year in which the Rotary Club of Keilor has supported the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some festive cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.

The project involved the provision of 100 Shopping bags into which we had packed Christmas goodies including Christmas cake/plum puddings, small food items, personal hygiene, grooming and household products.
 
The appreciation received from this project begins when the bags are delivered to the RDNS and we witness the anticipation with which the Nurses look forward to bringing Christmas joy to their patients through the efforts of our Club.  A small number of the bags were placed directly with, and received similar appreciation, from, some needy recipients of whom Club members were personally aware.
 
In undertaking this project, the Club had great support from a number of businesses.  We are indebted to them for that support and they can be well pleased at the joy evidenced on the faces of recipients of the bags at what, for many, can be a very lonely time.Again this year the Rotary Club of Keilor collected donation from local business and Rotary members in the  Keilor and Niddrie areas to make up Christmas hamper bags for the lonely, isoleted members of the local community. The Christams Bags were delivered by Royal District Nurses to clients they had identified.

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Christmas Bags for the Royal District Nursing Service

Christmas 2011 has again seen the Rotary Club of Keilor support the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some festive cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.

The project involved the provision of 75 Christmas Shopping bags into which we had packed Christmas goodies including Christmas cake, small food items, personal grooming products, stationery and books/magazines.

The appreciation received from this project begins when the bags are delivered to the RDNS and we witness the anticipation with which the Nurses look forward to bringing Christmas joy to their patients through the efforts of our Club.

A small number of bags were also placed directly with needy recipients of whom Club members were aware.

Christmas 2010 Bags for the Royal District Nursing Service

In the lead up to Christmas 2013, the Club again supported the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some Christmas cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.

This year, we went beyond our normal 50 Christmas Bags, providing 50 "premium" bags which included Christmas cakes, soap, shampoos, toothpaste, toothbrushes and a range of other personal care products (and some lollies and biscuits for those without diabetes) and another 35 "value" bags for distribution by local Royal District Nurses.  All bags also included a "happy face" rock, enthusiastically painted by students from the Ascot Vale Special School.