This week, Jonathan Gullis, Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke teamed up with Richard Stephenson-Evans a community champion from Kidsgrove Tesco and Chesterton Primary School to take healthy and sugary treats to our health and care heroes at the Haywood Walk-In Centre.
With a new variant of Coronavirus and new challenges ahead for our NHS, it was a small but important gesture to show our health workers the appreciation and gratitude from Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke residents.
Jonathan said, “The challenges our health and care heroes are facing are far higher than that of the first peak in April 2020, so I wanted to ensure those staff know just how much we value their dedication and bravery. Being able to work alongside community figures such as Rich and Joel is fantastic and really highlights the quality of the people we have in Stoke.”
Rich said “The work these nurses have done throughout the pandemic is absolutely amazing and being able to give them a little treat each will hopefully show we really appreciate their hard work. We have made up a number of large hampers like this and delivered them to many frontline services within the past few months working together with our local MP and Councillors.”
Joel, Community Liaison from Chesterton Primary School said “The NHS are at the heart of our country and are facing pressure like never before, saying thank you to all of our NHS staff was overwhelming and heart-warming. After hearing and witnessing the amounts of pressure our hospital key workers are under pupils from Chesterton Primary School decided to create thank you cards to give to our key workers. Our amazing key workers are going above and beyond every single day and we would all like to say a massive thank you.”