1 May 2020
This week has seen the #PoweringTheNHS team go past the 20,000-meal mark, delivering over 1,000 meals every day.
The entire team have been working tirelessly to ensure frontline doctors, nurses and care workers are provided with a nourishing meal to eat either before, during or after their shift.
Powerday employee and undefeated professional super-fly weight boxer, Sam Cox has been volunteering his time to support this campaign.
“I wanted to be involved because the NHS system have supported me and my family my whole life and I couldn’t think of better people to be giving back to and who need it the most at this point in time,” said Sam.
The collaboration between the volunteers from London Irish, Hazelwood and Powerday and the unity the group have shown has really stood out to Sam.
“It is amazing to see so many people pull together from different walks of life. The guys at London Irish and Hazelwood have been so welcoming, and we are all pulling together on this.
“People are acknowledging and supporting each other, the clap for the NHS is a great example of this and it is great to see so many people and businesses getting involved to help support the NHS.”
Sam’s role as a volunteer has seen him mainly delivering meals to North Middlesex Hospital and Royal London. He is also supporting the district nurses at Whittington Hospital.
The 25-year-old is managing to balance his boxing training alongside his voluntary work.
“It fits around my training well because it is not until the afternoon when I am delivering, so I get the whole morning to myself to get my work-outs done, have lunch and then head off. If I need to train in the evening, I am home by 3pm or 4pm so can use the time then.
“Ultimately, it’s a little bit to support the NHS and help them in their time of need like so many are doing.”