Throughout the month of April, 17 Starbucks stores across south east London and beyond have been fundraising for the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity as part of their ‘Global Month of Good’.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity donation boxes are displayed in Starbucks stores including Cutty Sark, The O2, Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre, Stratford The Broadway, Canary Wharf, Lakeside and Bluewater.
The Global Month of Good culminated with teams from Starbucks’ south east London stores walking 5km from Cutty Sark to University Hospital Lewisham last week to deliver generous Starbucks refreshment packs to hospital staff. These bags contained a selection of teas, coffees, and ceramic mugs for ward staff at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital to enjoy.
Over £400 has also been raised so far via Justgiving, and Starbucks will continue to display the donation boxes in their stores beyond the Global Month of Good.
Margarita Vidiella, Head of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity said: “We are incredibly grateful to Starbucks for their fundraising efforts and generous donations, with the refreshment bags providing a boost to ward staff at both of our hospitals.
“We were so thrilled to welcome the Starbucks teams last week and have the opportunity to say thank you in person.
“Working with our local community is so important to us and we hope to continue this partnership in the future.”
Toro Manca, Store Manager said: “NHS staff have been doing a superb job throughout the pandemic, going the extra mile in many ways to support patients and their families.
“Unfortunately, times are still tough, and we still need to work together. This year, we are thrilled to have had the chance to support NHS staff wellbeing by fundraising and donating wellbeing bags.
“We had the privilege to be welcomed by those smiles that every day are still making a difference to people lives; to nurses, doctors and all NHS staff, we want to say a massive thank you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give back to our community."