Waitrose Give a Little Love to School and Surgery Staff

Waitrose in Henley delivered Easter hampers to local schools, Townlands Memorial Hospital and the doctors’ surgeries this week to thank the staff for all what they are doing in these unprecedented times.

The hampers were part of the Waitrose’s Give a Little Love initiative and included tea, biscuits, chocolates as well as some Easter goodies.

Rachel Gavin Headteacher at Sacred Heart School said, “We have just been delivered two beautiful hampers to school to say thank you for all the work during lock down – we are extremely touched!”

Will Soden, Assistant Team Manager, Partner and Compliance at Waitrose came up with the idea after seeing posts on an internal business systems page where branches exchange ideas.  He said, “I saw the idea and wanted to be part of it.  I think we made around 20 hampers.  It was mainly the schools we wanted to thank this time.  We will be dropping off Rupert House’s after the Easter holidays as they closed last week.  It’s been great to hear the feedback.  I suppose my role here sees me wanting to boost the high reputation of Waitrose in the community so if that’s if the reaction I’ve got from it as well as spreading some smiles that’s exactly what I wanted.”

Louise West, Practice Manager at Waitrose added, “Waitrose very kindly delivered a crate of tea, biscuits and chocolates for the Bell Surgery team on Monday – all very gratefully received and enjoyed, thank you Waitrose.  We had received an earlier delivery of lovely tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit when we were running a weekend covid vaccine clinic for the benefit of the Bell Surgery staff and volunteers who were giving up their own time to support us.  These gestures are really appreciated and it truly endorses the community spirit of Henley.”


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