Community rallies to feed local hospital workers and vulnerable people
Around 3,000 meals have been made for local hospital staff and vulnerable adults in the community by volunteers at a project run by the Old Wimbledonian’s Association.
Using their Coombe Lane clubhouse as the base, they have been preparing ready made meals in microwaveable containers to be distributed on a daily basis. Neighbours have also been providing baked goods to add to the food parcels.
The key recipients are doctors and nurses on local Covid 19 hospital wards who are staying in hotels during their 12-hours shifts and have no self-catering facilities as well as vulnerable adults with mental health problems living in supported accommodation.
Pictured above are a group of grateful NHS workers from the neo-natal unit at St George’s Hospital.
The various ready made meals are made from surplus food collected and delivered from supermarkets by the Save the Food Club as well as food donated at the local collection points organised by the Dons Local Action Group.
The project announced that it made its 2,500th meal on Tuesday (April 21) and yesterday (April 23) had a billboard outside the clubhouse declaring it had produced 370 meals that day.
The Old Wimbledonian's Association, working with Donhead Preparatory School, The Friend's of Donhead, Save the Food Club and the Dons Local Action Group, also has a £5,000 fundraising campaign for its project: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/doingabit-oldwimbledonianssportsassociation
April 24, 2020