North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust has raised over £2600 in aid of the Kerala relief fund after holding an Indian food share on August 28. The money will help rebuild the lives of the flood-affected residents in Kerala.
Earlier in August Kerala, a state in southwestern India, was devastated by floods and in support of those affected, staff members from North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provided the hospital with authentic and homemade Indian food.
The event was held at Peterborough City Hospital and organised by the hospital’s overseas nurses and colleagues, led by Arun Babu, Clinical Facilitator. Members of staff from Kerala represented the event by wearing traditional saris and dhotis while also providing information about the devastating effects of the flooding.
Arun said: “I am delighted that the Trust is fully supporting the cause, many of our staff members are from Kerala and their families have been hugely impacted by this devastation. Knowing that funds are being raised in support means a great deal to those who are so many miles away from their loved ones. On behalf of the community, I express my sincere gratitude to all the colleagues who came forward to support this event and shared generous donations for Kerala.”
A range of dishes and desserts were on offer for staff to choose from and all for a minimum donation of £4 which will be transferred to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund in Kerala. A raffle prize draw has also been arranged for 10 September for those who couldn’t attend the event.
Anita Jackson, Director of Transformation and Cost Improvement said: “It was truly a magical event – the community of Kerala and friends have all come together to cook, deliver and serve amazing food. Goodness knows how much hard work and effort everyone put into organising this fantastic event. Our overseas nurses and colleagues should feel truly proud of their monumental effort - simply outstanding. Well done to Arun for having the vision, desire and passion.”
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