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Thank you Zurich Insurance for donating Christmas gift bags for some of the people we help through our Floating Support Team.

Anne Carrington, our Floating Support Team leader says, “This is a photo taken of some of the team when the Zurich Insurance workers visited yesterday. They came to deliver the 30 gift bags for clients identified by the team who will be spending Christmas alone this year. The gift bags include all sorts of treats, including toiletries, a selection box, a tin of shortbread and a chocolate Santa!

Zurich undertakes a number of challenges every year and Carol and Sharon reported that they had great fun in fulfilling this one! One client, who has just been housed after two years of sleeping rough, had a bag delivered this afternoon. He said, “It’s made my day. I wasn’t expecting any presents this Christmas.”

In return, we were able to describe the work of the Floating Support Service and to give a flavour of the wider role of Solent Mind. They were glad to hear that we could offer advice and support to anyone with a mental health problem and said that this was a great exchange of skills and knowledge.”

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