NHS Business Services Authority partners with two charities

Staff at the NHS Business Services Authority have chosen two charities to partner with this coming year, following their success in fundraising for the British Heart Foundation during last year. This time around the organisation is partnering with both the Trussell Trust and the Samaritans with fundraising and volunteering for the charities.

Heather Walters, who works for the NHSBSA, experienced extreme poverty after she finished college. She said: “I couldn’t afford food anymore; I was already buying the cheapest I could and shopping around for the yellow stickers so I could have some fresh food and not just smart price noodles. Bills were going up. I couldn’t ask the family to help. Before this, I had never heard of the Trussell Trust, nor had we ever used food banks before.

“I now live with her [mum] and my partner, we volunteer as Experts by Experience for Food Power Newcastle and help people who are in the same situations we were in. We help our community by meeting MPs, local government, other charities and organisations that provide emergency and non-emergency food aid and join everyone together, and this also now includes the Trussell Trust.

“I am so proud that NHSBSA is supporting the Trussell Trust as well as Samaritans. Together we can make a difference and inspire people around us to take action and help in some way.”

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