It may be almost a year since Coronavirus emerged but that hasn’t meant the community spirit has stopped flowing into Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
A donation from Eurofoods Group for Walsall Manor’s Hospital Critical Care Unit and a drop off at Darlaston Health Centre for Community Nurses was arranged by Interim Chair of Union of Muslim Organisations, Mohammed Arif working alongside the trust’s Well Wishers charity.
Mr Arif said:
“We are delighted to have facilitated this generous donation of comfort food for the hard working NHS staff in these very testing times. We hope to bring a little smile to their faces and show that Walsall people continue to remember them and appreciate their sacrifices during these waves of Covid-19.”
The huge donation full of drinks and snacks was gathered by Eurofoods Depot Manager Moulana Abdur Rahim Uddin along with support from Mohammed Habibus Samad, Mashudul Hasan and Shah Jubair Ahmed.
Mr Abdur said:
“We at Eurofoods Group recognise the pressures on ICU and other NHS staff helping to treat patients with Coronavirus and it is important as a community to show our appreciation for their dedication to save human lives.”
Critical Care Matron Angela Dixon came down to represent the department and give thanks to all those who donated.
She said: “Our staff are working really hard and doing long hours so these donations are really appreciated”.
Kathryn Bevan, local lead for Community Nursing represented Darlaston Health Centre and said: “The kind donation received from Euro Foods Group is very much appreciated by our community staff and will support morale within the teams and acknowledge how hard they continue to work.”
Fundraising Manager Georgie Westley was full of praise for the generosity shown.
She said: “The support received from the community is very much appreciated and it really means a lot to the staff on critical care and our District Nursing Teams to know that the public are thinking of them. Thank you”.