Feed The NHS Wales
Thursday, 08 October 2020
Our family of businesses are helping to raise £100,000 to get good food to NHS staff on the front line in Wales.
All NHS staff from the front line to the support workers are working long, hard shifts as the crisis continues. With most cafes and eateries shut, there is a real need to get healthy food to the hospitals. Good food fills more than bellies!
We have joined the team behind Môr restaurant in Mumbles who are spearheading a campaign to get hundreds of meals a day into Welsh hospitals for critical care staff, starting in Swansea and expanding across Wales in parallel with the FeedNHS campaign in England, which is being led by Leon in London.
The aim is that everyone will get one meal a day. We have joined this initiative in partnership with Swansea Bay NHS Trust and we have brought it to Nevill Hall, Abergavenny and Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil. The Angel Hotel, The Art Shop & Chapel and The Walnut Tree are alternating every three days to feed the hospitals' Front Line Workers.
We are providing 120 meals per evening at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny and 30 meals per evening at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.
With overwhelming support from our furloughed staff, at each property, we have been spoiled with numerous volunteers who are keen to help. We have organised small teams on a 3 day rotation to make the process possible. With careful planning and having carried out numerous risk assessments, we have put policies in place to ensure our workers are safe and will be able to continue providing this service for as long as possible. We have also provided vans and drivers to deliver the food to the hospital each day, this is a totally separate team to the preparation of the meals.
This is a not for profit movement to provide something small for those who give so much. We are not making any money out of this initiative and any profits that are generated will go back into supporting NHS Wales, so please give generously to help #FEEDTHENHSWALES.
We and all the front line staff would be so very grateful for any support you can provide at this critical time. Our goal is to raise £100,000 to continue to support our front line staff in Wales through this pandemic.