Starbucks South East London fundraiser for Lewisham and Greenwich hospitals

Starbucks stores in South East London have supplied wellness bags to hospital staff at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Starbucks staff walked 3 miles from Cutty Sark to Lewisham University Hospital last week to deliver refreshment packs to hospital staff.

The wellness bags contain a selection of teas, coffees and ceramic mugs.

The 17 shops in South East London and beyond also raised money for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in April.

More than £400 has been raised through JustGiving to date.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ward Staff

Charity donation boxes are also displayed in locations in Cutty Sark, The O2, Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre, Stratford The Broadway, Canary Wharf, Lakeside and Bluewater.

They will continue to display the donation boxes in stores after their ‘Global Month of Good’ arrangement.

Margarita Vidiella, Head of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity said: “We are incredibly grateful to Starbucks for their fundraising efforts and generous donations, with the refreshment bags helping to boost the ward staff at both our hospitals.

“We were so excited to welcome the Starbucks teams last week and have the opportunity to personally thank you.

“Working with our local community is so important to us and we hope to continue this partnership in the future.”

Toro Manca, a Starbucks store manager, said: “NHS staff have done an outstanding job during the pandemic and went the extra mile in many ways to support patients and their families.

“Unfortunately, times are still difficult and we still need to work together.

“This year we are delighted to have had the opportunity to support the well-being of NHS staff by raising money and donating well-being bags.

“We were privileged to be welcomed by that smile that still makes a difference in people’s lives every day; A huge thank you to nurses, doctors and all NHS staff.

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give back to our community.”

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