John Lewis and Waitrose are showing their appreciation for NHS staff during the Coronavirus pandemic with a little treat for Easter. They’re supplying 50,000 boxes of Easter chocolate treats to NHS workers as a small token of their appreciation in the run up to Easter.
Around 51 Waitrose shops will be gifting chocolates donated from John Lewis, which includes some chocolate truffles and mini Easter eggs to hardworking frontline staff when they visit one of the participating shops from now until Easter weekend. Just pop into your local store whilst shopping for your essentials and take your NHS card along with you.
The Waitrose branches have been chosen due to their proximity to NHS
hospitals, with locations in London, Dorset, Hampshire, Northumberland
and the West Midlands included. The branches included are as follows:
- Allington Park
- Bury St Edmunds
- East Grinstead
- East Sheen
- Edgware Road
- Gloucester Road
- High Wycombe
- Holloway Road
- John Barnes
- New Malden
- St Albans
- St Katherines Dock
- Trinity Square
- West Kensington
Peter Cross, Director of Customer Experience at the John Lewis Partnership says: “In these extremely difficult times, we wanted to make a small gesture to those working on the frontline. We hope these gifts will go a little way in helping to express our gratitude and simply brighten up the day a little for the NHS staff who are working tirelessly in really challenging circumstances.”
NHS staff members are also being given priority checkout service in the retailer's shops to ensure they are able to get through as quickly and easily as possible.
This is being done through dedicated NHS checkouts and opening up new tills for them as needed or moving to the front of the queue.
John Lewis also donated care packs with items such as pillows, phone chargers, eye masks and hand cream to hospitals to make breaks more comfortable.