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Hospital workers given ‘thank you’ donation

A group of our retail heroes have shown extra community spirit by putting together special donations to support NHS colleagues.

The team from our store in Ashby Road, responded to a social media call from Ward 1 at Coalville Community Hospital for donations to their ‘wobble room’ where staff on the unit are able to take a breather away from the frontline if it gets too much.

Team Leader at the Ashby Road Central England Co-op, Julie Marlow, spotted the post and organised for some goodies to be sent over to help boost morale during these testing times.

She said: “We are aware of the great work the team does at Coalville Hospital. Many of their patients have dementia and with Central England Co-op’s ongoing support for Dementia UK as our charity partner we have worked with the ward before.

“The wobble room is really important for staff there and it is great for us to be able to give them some treats, particularly at the moment. We put a hamper together and I also do chocolate bouquets, so I gave them one of those as well.

“It’s lovely to see how grateful the staff have been for the donation. We all have to stick together at a time like this and it is nice to help where we can and support such an important part of our community.”

We have also given further support to all our lifesaving NHS heroes by rolling out a 10% discount to all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus.

All NHS workers have to do is show their ID card when they visit any of the retailer’s 242 food stores to receive 10% off all food and other essentials.

They will also be able to get priority access to Central England Co-op stores by moving to the front of any external queue when waiting to enter.

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