In March, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 we launched our new Borrow a SMILE scheme, with this we deliver boxes full of sports and physical activity equipment to different care homes to help them to deliver activities to their residents. During this difficult time, it is important to maintain good mental and physical health and it is vital to keep people active and focused during this lock-down period. We believe this scheme can help.
Over the last month alone we have delivered over 40 boxes to different care homes across Northumberland and various parts of the North East.
We are excited to announce a new branch to our Borrow a SMILE scheme called, Donate A SMILE. For £15 you can donate a box of sport and physical activities to a North East care home or area of your choice for one week. We will contact the care home on your behalf, equipment will be delivered to their door every Monday and collected the following Monday. All the equipment will be thoroughly disinfected prior to drop off and after collection and all the equipment will be delivered with a game card detailing activity included in box.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in donating a box or you would like to donate a box yourself, please fill in the survey by clicking here.
For more information please see the poster below.