Worksop company gifts £10,000 to thank NHS heroes in hospitals

A Worksop company has pledged £10,000 to thank hospital staff who continue to fight on the frontline against Covid-19.

By Lucy Roberts
Thursday, 16th July 2020, 1:49 pm

Anpario plc, producer and distributor of natural feed additives for animal health, has donated the money to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity in support of the charity’s #NottinghamNHSHeroes appeal.

Richard Edwards, CEO of Anpario plc, whose head office is based in Worksop, said: “We recognise the heroic contribution made by NHS staff and key workers in the fight to manage and control the virus.

"As a way of expressing our thanks and to give back to our local communities in which a large number of our workforce reside, we are delighted to announce this donation to the charity.”

As part of the emergency #NottinghamNHSHeroes appeal, £275,000 has been raised and two staff wellbeing centres have been created.

These safe havens are for staff members to relax and unwind for a short time during challenging shifts, get a drink and a healthy snack, and speak to trained wellbeing officers if they need support.

Anpario’s contribution will help to meet the demand for a third wellbeing centre and sleep pods for NHS workers that need to rest after a long shift.

Nigel Gregory, director of development at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We’re so grateful to Anpario for this donation, which will be used to support the hard-working NHS staff at our hospitals during these challenging times."