UPDATE : Over the last five weeks we have delivered over 200 bags to the Hospital staff along with other items donated to us for them. The staff have expressed their appreciation for the support and have indicated that it makes a big difference to them. We will continue for as long as we can - please see the donate button below if you are able to help us - Thank you
Members of Medway Sunlight Rotary Club (MSR), best known perhaps for their Annual Charity Dragon Boat Challenge on Basin 2, Chatham Maritime, donated a sum of £700 in favour of a general community initiative to deliver essential food bags for ‘front line’ staff working at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Working closely with the hospital and 'Boomers’, the popular Australian themed Cafe at the Outlet Centre, Chatham Maritime, 50 bags of both fresh and long life food were delivered to the Hospital on the first night.
The contents of each bag, partly targeted with breakfast in mind, were agreed with Boomers and were handed over at the hospital to Donna Law, the Charity and Fundraising Manager. These were distributed to members of staff arriving for their night duty so that they didn't have to worry about shopping the following morning.
Since then we have been so pleased to receive support from many members of the public and organsiations whihc has allowed us to make a delivery every week since. If you would also like to help and wish to contribute there are two options:
1) If you have a Paypal account please click on the donate button and you will be taken to our Paypal Giving Fund page - we receive and pass on every penny you donate and you can opt to gift aid the donation.
2) If you dont have a PayPal account donations can be made direct to our Charity Trust's bank account - The Rotary Club of Medway Sunlight Trust Fund, Sort Code 60-17-44, A/C No. 13275437 - please put "NHS FOOD" as the Reference.
The Medway Sunlight Trust Fund is a Registered Charity, No 1156674 , and Donors can be assured that the whole of any donations received will be converted into ‘essential food bags’ compiled by Boomers and delivered to Medway Hospital for distribution to NHS staff.
The content of bags will vary depending on availability but the initial bags contained:
1 lt of orange juice
185g tin tuna
Bag of rice
Bag of pasta
6 fresh eggs
Loaf of bread
200g Heinz beans
1 lt of UHT milk
Pack of biscuits
60g Pack of butter
Selection of mini condiments
Mini box of cereal
We are also grateful to Holland and Barrett who kindly donated for each bag one of either a protein shake sachet, a protein bar or a face scrub sachet or body scrub sachet.
Medway Sunlight Rotary Club President
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