Lancaster school thanks businesses for supporting hospital staff

Ripley St Thomas CE Academy have thanked all the local businesses who have donated towards their project which aims to reward hospital staff.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:06 am
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:08 am
Paul Wiggins, store manager, Henry Holborn, member pioneer for Lancaster and Caton, and Linda Cregg, marketing officer for Ripley.

The kind contributions from businesses have made a big difference to the staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, who have surprises to look forward to weekly, all ably and fairly distributed around the departments by Bay Hospitals Charity team members Judith Read and Christine Metcalfe.

This week the school was able to hand over £200 worth of Co-op branded goods from crisps to water to sweets and other healthier snacks, thanks to their #OperationGratitude.

All the goodies came from the Quernmore Road store in Lancaster courtesy of store manager Paul Wiggins and his team, together with Louise Ash and Henry Holborn, both member pioneers.

Member pioneers Henry Holborn and Louise Ash hand over the goods.

Louise Ash, member pioneer for Heysham, said: “The whole team were thrilled to be able to help with this project. The work carried out by every member of the hospital's staff has been so appreciated by the community during these difficult times. You gave us a way to pay them back and show how grateful we all are.”

Sarah Taylor, Operation Gratitude coordinator for Ripley St Thomas, said: “We are hoping that now local shops are beginning to open their doors, they might be interesting in becoming part of the project in some small way – any donation big or small really does make a difference."

If you would like more information, email [email protected] or go online here.

Judith and Christine happily receiving the goods on behalf of Bay Hospitals Charity.