Sherwood Centre Parcs donates 2,000 tea and coffee packs to children's hospice

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest has donated 2,000 packs of tea and coffee to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 5:21 pm

In addition it has also donated a further 8,000 packs of tea and coffee to local causes such as food banks, NHS trusts and local fire, ambulance and police services.

The donations are part of new project which has seen Center Parcs has teamed up with wholesale supplier Thomas Ridley to distribute 525,000 packs of tea and coffee to worthy causes local to each Center Parcs village across the UK.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, all beverage packs have been removed from Center Parcs' lodges to ensure high levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest has donated 2,000 packs of tea and coffee to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Photo: Google Earth
Center Parcs Sherwood Forest has donated 2,000 packs of tea and coffee to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Photo: Google Earth

With more than 500,000 packs already on order, a number of these have been donated to children's hospices in the UK for the families and staff who use their services.

As part of Center Parcs' partnership with Together for Short Lives, each UK village is linked with a local children's hospice.

These hospices are supported with a percentage of the total amount of funds raised by the business, as well as with volunteering and awareness raising activity.

Steve Lyons, sales director at Thomas Ridley, said: "This donation makes the world of difference to these worthy causes and we are pleased to assist in making it run smoothly for everyone."

Martyn Smith, head of Procurement at Center Parcs, added: “Removing the packs from lodges was vital to keeping our guests and colleagues safe, so we're thrilled that, instead of being wasted, they'll be going to worthy causes across the UK."