Free breakfast for KGH staff as 'thank you' for long shifts

More than 700 staff stopped by after some generous donations

A member of staff picks up her free breakfast.
A member of staff picks up her free breakfast.

More than 700 staff at KGH were treated to a free breakfast yesterday (Wednesday) as a thank you for their efforts in the coronavirus crisis.

Numerous donations were made to the Rothwell Road hospital allowing staff to stop by to have a free bacon roll, cereal or toast with tea and coffee, all while maintaining a social distance.

Jayne Chambers is leading the coordination of the donations into the hospital.

More than 700 staff stopped by.

She said: "I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community.

“We started receiving donations from local businesses a few weeks ago.

"We’ve received a wide range of items for our staff. We’ve had everything from bread and chocolate through to coffee machines."

To make the best use of these donations Jayne and the team organised the breakfast as a thank you to staff who are working long shifts to protect the public.

Jayne with the coffee machines.

Jane added: "It was lovely to see more than 700 staff receive something nourishing for their breakfast."

Donations were received from Greggs, Waitrose & Partners and Weetabix. Corby-based Jackson’s Bakery donated the bread and Nespresso machines were donated by Lycero.

A KGH spokesman thanked Kerry and the BaguettAway team who cooked the bacon for the event and said more donations will be distributed to staff in the coming days and weeks.

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