College lecturer delivers care packages to NHS

A lecturer from Solihull College & University Centre has been raising money to create and deliver care packages to the NHS.

Public Services lecturer, Kim Killeen, started her fundraising efforts to support her father, who is an Engineer at Spire Hospital in Solihull. A few weeks into the pandemic, Spire Healthcare announced that it would dedicated its hospitals and resources to the NHS to support the fight against coronavirus.

Kim dropped one care package containing tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and hand moisturisers into the hospital and another to the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull.

Kim states: “I know personally how hard all of the team there are working, from the nurses and doctors, to the engineers, porters, cleaners and kitchen staff and I wanted to try and do my part to help where I could. They continue to do an amazing job during these tough times and I’m grateful I could show my appreciation.”

The wonderful effort made by Kim has been mirrored by other staff and students at the College throughout the crisis, including computing student Liam Hindley, who has been delivering care packages for Brum Baby Bank, and Health & Social Care Lecturer Carol Baker, who has been sewing and donating wash bags to NHS frontliners.

A career in Public Services has never been more valuable than in the face of the pandemic. Find out more about the College’s Public Services courses.