3 April 2020
The first week of the #PoweringTheNHS initiative has seen nearly 3,000 meals delivered to staff at 14 hospitals and hospices across London and the Thames Valley.
Volunteers from Powerday, Hazelwood and London Irish have given up their time in an effort to prepare, cook and deliver meals for our frontline NHS staff members, to ensure they have a nutritious meal whilst helping in the fight against COVID-19.
Powerday Vice Chairman, Edward Crossan has been the driving force behind the initiative, that started with 170 meals delivered on Monday and quickly grew to 500 meals on Tuesday and 800 meals were delivered for the remainder of the week as demand increased.
London Irish players Blair Cowan, Matt Williams and Tom Parton have volunteered their time by peeling spuds, chopping vegetables and delivering the meals to the doctors and nurses at the hospitals.
Edward Crossan said: “The effort the whole team have put in this week has been remarkable. When you go to these hospitals and see the lengths our NHS staff are going to, it is extremely powerful. We want to help in any way we can and it’s brilliant to see the meals we’re sending out being thoroughly enjoyed and increasing each day.
“I would like to thank each and every person on the team who has already volunteered their time, especially our Head Chef Bogdan Konecki who is doing an incredible job. There’s lots more still to be done though, so if you are keen to get involved, or work at a hospital that requires meals, please do get in touch and we will see what we can do.”
The #PoweringTheNHS team would like to thank Roy Strickland from Undercover Events for providing potatoes and vegetables.
To keep up to date with the campaign follow @Powering_The_NHS on Instagram.
Hospitals and Hospices - Week 1
North Middlesex Hospital
West Middlesex Hospital
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Royal London Hospital
St Mary’s Paddington
St Georges Tooting
Charing Cross Hospital
Northwick Park Hospital
Kings College Hospital
Watford General Hospital
St Luke’s Hospice
St Silas Church Islington