Charles Dickens once said, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” And this is a season of goodwill, a bunch of gracious nursing students ensure that everybody has a fair share of the Christmas’ blessing.
According to Nursing Times, the kind-hearted nursing students from Bangor University extends their banks of love by giving gifts to elderly patients at Wrexham’s Maelor Hospital. This lighthearted deed was the idea of a second year nursing student namely Ceri Davies.
“There were some people just sitting there with not even a Christmas card,” said Ceri Davies
Perhaps, nature has made Ceri to be a giver, with her arms and heart wide open.
“There were patients who had no family, and I felt like they were left out,” Ceri said. “Some had family coming in, and they were happy, but there were some people just sitting there with not even a Christmas card. So this year, I wanted to take presents in for everybody, so nobody is left out.”
Together with other adult nursing students Fern Williams and Kate Topple, Ceri tossed a warm-hearted call for donations such as Christmas decorations, playing cards, toiletries and even coloring books for the elder people.
The appeal for goodwill has been braced by their professor Angela Williams, along with fellow students. It was also supported by the newly launched Aldi Supermarket next to the hospital. What a nice feeling that a simple deed touches the heart of everyone to help light up a candle even in the darkest chapters of other people’s lives. Kudos to Ceri and the other good Samaritans!
“I would like this to get bigger and bigger each year,” said Ms. Davies. “If we start planning early, then hopefully we can get every ward done, not just two or three.”
Her acts of goodwill didn’t just benefit the elder patients. Ceri is also arranging Christmas boxes for kids at Rescue missions or local homeless shelters. Amazingly, her deep passion for extending her arms and hearts for the homeless children this Holiday season is buoyed by her daughter’s primary school. One motivator behind Ceri’s open heart for helping the homeless people is her experience of homelessness in the past.
“I was homeless about seven years ago with my daughter, and I know what it is like to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with no family around you at Christmas and money is short,” Ceri shared.
Yes, it had been a tough journey for Ceri before she reached her spot today. She would probably know how it feels to have nothing during the Christmas season. No wonder why she has grown to be a charitable person!
Ditto, Charles Dicken’s adage is so true. Now the team is getting more and more donations from generous hearts. With the help of her fellow students, lecturers, student families, and friends, the essence of generosity this Holiday season had become so infectious to the hearts and souls.
If you want to share your heart for this noble appeal, you can get in touch with Ms. Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @ceridavies133.