NHS frontline staff across the UK have received ‘pick me up pallets’ this week, in the second wave of donations from UK brands who have come together in a bid to say ‘thank you’.
One of the NHS Trusts receiving a ‘pick-me-up-pallet’ in this round of donations included Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Blue Light Card, the UK’s largest discount service for the NHS and emergency services, has partnered with the charity, In Kind Direct, and Unipart Logistics.
Together, they’re delivering free pallets of ‘pick me up’ items to 25 NHS Trusts across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
The pallets, which will be unpacked in each NHS Trust for frontline workers to choose from, include a mix of personal care items and treats, to support and put a smile on the faces of those working hard to protect communities and save lives.
Items include soft drinks, biscuit selections and health and beauty products.
Tom Dalby, chief executive of Blue Light Card, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic means that the NHS and emergency services are even more stretched than usual, and will be selflessly and tirelessly working to keep us safe, healthy and supported, often going into unknown dangers to do so. It’s times like this we value our blue light community even more.
“The pallets of ‘pick me up’ items are our way of saying ‘thank you’ for their dedication over the past few months, and hopefully contain items to bring a smile to people’s faces and to genuinely help.
“We are very grateful to all of the generous companies that have donated items to help.”