King's Lynn businesses back raffle for nurses

King's Lynn businesses back raffle for nurses

Published by KLFM
2:11pm 21st June 2020.

Generous local businesses have donated a range of thoughtful gifts to nursing staff from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) to thank them for their hard work to support service users during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around 30 businesses in the King's Lynn area have pledged items, including bespoke cupcakes, a mini hamper, butcher's vouchers and a facial worth £125 to nursing staff based at Chatterton House in the town.

Those working on the Samphire Ward and Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) Team will all be given a number in return for a £1 donation before a raffle takes place to distribute the prizes. The money donated by the nurses will then be spent buying treats for their service users.

The raffle was the brainchild of Kerry-Lee Barnett, a Mental Health Nurse with the CRHT Team, who decided to approach local businesses to gain their support. She said:

"Everyone across the NHS is working incredibly hard at the moment to support patients and continue delivering safe and effective services during the coronavirus pandemic.I thought this might be a nice way of thanking my colleagues for their hard work and also benefitting our service users. 

"I was delighted to receive so many responses and would like to thank all of the businesses who has donated so generously. It really is much appreciated by everyone in our teams, and shows how our communities are coming together to offer each other support during these testing times.

"The raffle has really boosted staff morale while also underlining just how important it is to support local businesses, especially in the current climate."