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NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches campaign

NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches campaign
Caring for our NHS staff by turning clapping into coffee

NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches campaign

 

London, UK, January 2021 - As the third wave of the Coronavirus crisis intensifies, the NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches its campaign to provide coffee machines to hospital workers throughout the UK. The campaign was created in April 2020 by a group of private citizens who wanted to find a direct, practical way to boost morale for NHS staff. With the help of individuals and sponsors including the British Coffee Association, Evoca UK, Caffe Latino, Masteroast, Lavazza, the Mancini Group, Julius Meinl and Bewleys UK, the campaign has so far provided over 1200 coffee machines and 2 Million coffees to hospitals, including Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Bradford Hospitals, Kings College Hospital, Meadow House Hospice - Ealing Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital, St Bart's, Royal London, Newham, UCL, St Mary’s, Charing Cross, Chelsea & Westminster, St Thomas' and Whipps Cross Hospitals to name just a few.

The NHS Coffee Appeal invites individuals or companies to purchase a coffee machine and/or coffee capsules to send directly to their local hospital. The campaign website NHS Coffee Appeal lists the hospitals that have requested coffee machines, and the delivery address. Anyone can then purchase a coffee machine online and have it delivered to the hospital. The campaign keeps track of which hospitals are still in need of coffee, and updates the website accordingly.

NHS staff have been speaking out on social media about low morale, burnout, and trauma from long, stressful shifts caring for patients during the latest wave of the Coronavirus crisis. On top of all the difficulties of their jobs, they have to buy their own coffee - it’s usually not provided by their workplaces. While clapping for carers is a nice gesture, the NHS Coffee Appeal aims to provide an immediate, tangible boost to NHS staff.

Campaign co-founders Ed de Guitaut and Tom Nicholls said: "Hardly any NHS wards have an espresso machine. Most have got one of those industrial tubs of instant coffee, but we know they’d massively appreciate something that tastes better (we’ve asked). It isn’t the biggest thing they need, granted. But this is something that’s easy to help with."

Professor Marcel Levi, Chief Executive of University College London Hospitals said: “We have received 45 machines and thousands of capsules of quality coffee. These donations make a huge difference to our staff and we have distributed the machines to all COVID wards, A&E wards, and ITUs. We are extremely grateful for this fantastic initiative and to the companies and individuals that have supported us so much so far.”

Send a coffee machine or coffee capsules to your local hospital using the delivery details on the official website above.

The NHS Coffee Appeal is not affiliated with NHS Foundation Trusts or NHS Charities.
The campaign was conceived and is managed by a small group of private citizens.



ANF News

NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches campaign

NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches campaign
Caring for our NHS staff by turning clapping into coffee

NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches campaign

 

London, UK, January 2021 - As the third wave of the Coronavirus crisis intensifies, the NHS Coffee Appeal relaunches its campaign to provide coffee machines to hospital workers throughout the UK. The campaign was created in April 2020 by a group of private citizens who wanted to find a direct, practical way to boost morale for NHS staff. With the help of individuals and sponsors including the British Coffee Association, Evoca UK, Caffe Latino, Masteroast, Lavazza, the Mancini Group, Julius Meinl and Bewleys UK, the campaign has so far provided over 1200 coffee machines and 2 Million coffees to hospitals, including Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Bradford Hospitals, Kings College Hospital, Meadow House Hospice - Ealing Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital, St Bart's, Royal London, Newham, UCL, St Mary’s, Charing Cross, Chelsea & Westminster, St Thomas' and Whipps Cross Hospitals to name just a few.

The NHS Coffee Appeal invites individuals or companies to purchase a coffee machine and/or coffee capsules to send directly to their local hospital. The campaign website NHS Coffee Appeal lists the hospitals that have requested coffee machines, and the delivery address. Anyone can then purchase a coffee machine online and have it delivered to the hospital. The campaign keeps track of which hospitals are still in need of coffee, and updates the website accordingly.

NHS staff have been speaking out on social media about low morale, burnout, and trauma from long, stressful shifts caring for patients during the latest wave of the Coronavirus crisis. On top of all the difficulties of their jobs, they have to buy their own coffee - it’s usually not provided by their workplaces. While clapping for carers is a nice gesture, the NHS Coffee Appeal aims to provide an immediate, tangible boost to NHS staff.

Campaign co-founders Ed de Guitaut and Tom Nicholls said: "Hardly any NHS wards have an espresso machine. Most have got one of those industrial tubs of instant coffee, but we know they’d massively appreciate something that tastes better (we’ve asked). It isn’t the biggest thing they need, granted. But this is something that’s easy to help with."

Professor Marcel Levi, Chief Executive of University College London Hospitals said: “We have received 45 machines and thousands of capsules of quality coffee. These donations make a huge difference to our staff and we have distributed the machines to all COVID wards, A&E wards, and ITUs. We are extremely grateful for this fantastic initiative and to the companies and individuals that have supported us so much so far.”

Send a coffee machine or coffee capsules to your local hospital using the delivery details on the official website above.

The NHS Coffee Appeal is not affiliated with NHS Foundation Trusts or NHS Charities.
The campaign was conceived and is managed by a small group of private citizens.