Starbucks stores across south east London have delivered wellbeing bags to hospital staff at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Starbucks staff walked 5km from Cutty Sark to University Hospital Lewisham last week to deliver refreshment packs to hospital staff.

The well-being bags contained a selection of teas, coffees, and ceramic mugs.

The 17 stores based in south east London and beyond have also been fundraising for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust throughout April.

Over £400 has been raised so far via JustGiving.

News Shopper: Ward staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ward staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Charity donation boxes are also displayed in venues at 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’ scheme.

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 providing a boost to ward staff at both of our hospitals.

“We were so thrilled to welcome the Starbucks teams last week and have the opportunity to say thank you in person.

“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 been doing a superb job throughout the pandemic, going the extra mile in many ways to support patients and their families.

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

“This year, we are thrilled to have had the chance to support NHS staff wellbeing by fundraising and donating wellbeing bags.

“We had the privilege to be welcomed by those smiles that every day are still making a difference to people's lives; to nurses, doctors and all NHS staff, we want to say a massive thank you.

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

News Shopper: Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Charity donation boxes in Starbucks storeLewisham and Greenwich NHS Charity donation boxes in Starbucks store

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