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Trent Vineyard

Our community has been so generous in this season, which has meant that we have been able to serve the city in so many practical ways. Our Compassion building has been turned into a central distribution point for all the food banks in the city and through this we have been able to distribute over 55 tonnes of food! 

The numbers are incredible, but it is the personal stories that touch our hearts. We loved this story where we were able to meet a very specific need for one young lady in our city. 

Our compassion team was contacted by a Teenage Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist asking if there was any way we could help obtain some carpet for one of her patients. The lady in need of the carpet had a kidney transplant 5 years ago which failed, and had since been diagnosed cancer, which meant that she had to be removed from the transplant list. She’s only 24 years old.  

Carpets are not something we usually supply, but we were able to get in contact with the CEO of the Nottingham Forest Trust and they were able to give us some funding. We since had a lovely letter of thanks from the nurse, saying;

 ‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with sorting and putting in a carpet for my client.  For the first time ever, she has text me to say she actually feels happy.  This is amazing, thank you, thank you, thank you. 

She sent me a video of the whole bungalow and it looks like a home. You are brilliant and have bought so much light into a really dark place. You have changed her world. I knew a carpet was a big deal but I honestly did not know how much it would lift her mood.

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