Ali Kurji, Chief Executive of the Heart of England Co-operative Society
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Staff, members and customers at the Heart of England Co-operative Society have helped raise almost £2,000 to support the NHS.
Over the festive period customers from across Coventry, Warwickshire, south Leicestershire and Northamptonshire were encouraged to buy festive bouquets from the Society, with £1 from each sale being donated to support NHS Charities Together.
The Society sold 1,896 bouquets, raising £1,896 for the campaign.
Altogether, co-ops across the UK raised more than £48,000.
The money raised by the campaign will be distributed by NHS Charities Together to NHS charities across the UK which will use it to provide the support that will make the biggest difference for the staff, volunteers and patients.
This could include providing hot meals and a place to rest for staff working long hours or specialised psychological support for those struggling with stress, trauma and separation from their loved ones.
Ali Kurji, Chief Executive of the Heart of England Co-operative Society, said: “Supporting our communities is at the heart of everything we do and the NHS is a vital part of communities everywhere. So we have been proud to be able to make this donation to help with that support.
“Our members and customers were equally delighted to help. Simply by purchasing a festive bouquet they have been able to help us give a little back to the NHS staff and volunteers who have been the lifeblood of this country throughout this pandemic, along with other key workers.”
The funds raised by the campaign will also be used to help vital partnerships outside hospitals, such as hospices, community healthcare and social care, so they are able to provide care to patients, volunteers and staff outside of hospital.Back to newsline