Local supermarket Sainsbury’s have helped the Friends round off a series of morale-boosting goody parcels to hospital staff.
The Friends have been delivering food, drink and treats to hospital staff to help them through long and arduous shifts at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now hospital cases are reducing, and North Walsham is no longer the main Norfolk community hospital for recovering Covid patients, the parcels have been wound down.
But not before Sainsbury’s supported the effort with a donation of vouchers, which helped buy food and coffee for the parcels.
The vouchers were part of a range of donations which Sainsbury’s gave to support local causes and charities whose fundraising and community work had been hit by the Covid crisis. (Felicity Christian from the store is pictured with the vouchers.)
The parcels have cost the Friends £2500, using money donated by the public towards our aims of supporting the staff and patients with “extras” the health authorities cannot afford or which would have to wait to come to the top of a hard-pressed spending list.
Friends chairman Keith Jarvis (pictured on an earlier goody run) said: “We know the weekly drops have been appreciated by the staff, and we are grateful for Sainsbury’s donation to help with them.
“We will now be talking to health officials and staff about reviving the wish list of schemes for the future.
“But we could not carry out our work without the funds donated by the community from private individuals to big companies.”