Sandy Park and Exeter Chiefs have decided to donate their unused stock to the National Health Service.
The decision follows after the ongoing season was disrupted by the coronavirus crisis and with the league postponed indefinitely, the authorities have decided to donate the unused stock that include cans of soft drink, fruit juice, small cans of beers, chocolate bars and packets of crisps to Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and the Estuary League of Friends in Topsham.
“I think all of us appreciate the amazing efforts that are being carried out daily by staff of the NHS and all key workers,” said Marcus Cottle, Head of Food and Beverage at Sandy Park.
“If we can do anything to give back to them or assist them, then we are more than happy to do so.
“Rather than seeing some of our stock intended for fixtures and events here at Sandy Park just go into the bin, we felt it would be a great idea to give it to those organisations who are working tirelessly around the clock for others.
“We know we have supporters from staff at all three of the venues we have donated to, so it’s nice that we can give back to them in this time of need.”
Lucy Chambers, Enhance Supportive Care Nurse at Musgrove Park Hospital thanked Exeter Chiefs and Sandy Park for their gesture.
“We are so grateful to Sandy Park and the Chiefs for the donations they have made. The items will be used for not only patients on our wards, but also in our well-being hubs that the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital use.
“Donations like this are being used to help set-up home trolleys that we are creating to allow patients to have as many home comforts available to them during their time in hospital.”