Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is working with partners at The Sausage Revolution and FeedNHS to arrange the provision of food for staff at Rookwood Hospital, St. David’s Hospital and Barry Hospital, seven days a week.
This provision has been made possible through Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s relationship with The Sausage Revolution and is being funded by #FeedNHS, a campaign launched by actors Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Matt Lucas and LEON restaurants co-founder & CEO John Vincent at the end of March to fund free meals to NHS staff during the crisis.
The scheme will provide around 150 meals each day for hard-working Health Board staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Simon Llewellyn, owner of The Sausage Revolution has been working with the Heath Charity for a number of weeks providing delicious food to staff on the frontline. Simon will be kindly providing these additional meals, which will be delivered to staff, seven days a week said: “It’s been an absolute privilege here at the restaurant to have a mechanism to turn the public’s thanks and donations into something tangible to help the NHS heroes, they are all doing such a fantastic and brave job putting themselves at risk to help others, our team here are so pleased to be able to do our bit.”
Simone Joslyn, Head of Arts and Health Charity at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said: “We’re really grateful to Simon at The Diet Revolution for supporting our staff at this difficult time and thank you to FeedNHS for funding this provision. Having a meal delivered to staff working areas really helps to boost morale and helps keeps spirits up around our hospitals – it is really appreciated by our staff, thank you.”
LEON co-founder and CEO John Vincent said: “These amazing people need us. They are already going without sleep. If they also don’t have good food, they will burn out faster, function less well and become ill themselves. FeedNHS have brought together a broader coalition including @feed_our_frontline @BaxterStorey and Mealforce who are now, together, serving over 40,000 meals a day, free to NHS staff, in Greater London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and will soon be serving in Swansea, Abergavenny and Bangor.”
To find out more about how you can help support patients and staff during COVID-19 please visit: https://healthcharity.wales/how-to-help-during-covid-19/