Thanking local businesses and partners during COVID-19

Published on Thursday 18 February 2021

We have received an overwhelming response from local businesses and partners with kind donations of gifts and personal protective equipment to help our frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Below are some of the shout outs we have made to recognise their kindness and generosity - Thank you for making such a difference!

Florence Barras, Chair of the Board said "On behalf of the Board and staff at First Community Health and Care I would like to express my sincere thanks to all organisations and partners kindly donating gifts to our staff.  Your generosity is much appreciated and is making a significant difference to staff who are working tirelessly to deliver first rate care across east Surrey."

If you would like to offer a donation of gifts for our staff please email: fchc.comms@nhs.net

30 April

Bhanu at the Authentic Workshop, Wallington who kindly donated more uniform bags for our staff at Caterham Dene MIU.Thank you very much!

29 April

Chris Eade (our former Head of Therapies) for making 50 bags to put uniforms in for staff to safely transport home and put in the washing machine. Your kindness is much appreciated

24 April 

Nestle for the pallet fruit gums, kit-kats, aero bars, variety of nut bars and cappuccino packs delivered to our staff at Caterham Dene Hospital yesterday – your kindness is much appreciated! 

23 April

Kelly at JL Cakes for delivering 2 boxes of cupcakes to our staff at the Caterham Dene Ward & Minor Injury Unit this week https://facebook.com/jlcakesbykelly/

Woldingham School for providing us with another box of visors made by Woldingham School’s Design and Technology 3D printers

22 April

Shona Strowman for baking and delivering delicious biscuits to our staff at Caterham Dene.

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Kingfisher Farm Shop for another basket of delicious fruit which was delivered to our teams at Phoenix House yesterday. 

21 April

Ellie and Anne Jones for making uniform bags for our staff.   This is part of the  For The Love Of Scrubs - Our NHS Need You bit.ly/2Km4AX1 initiative.

Having the bags means staff can put their uniforms into the bags, transport them home and into the washing machine which helps protect both staff and those they live with. 
Ellie and Anne Jones said: “Thank you for everything the NHS does for us and everyone else, now and always.” 

20 April 

Reigate Grammar School - We greatly appreciate the donation of visors. Thank you very much from all of us at First Community!

17 April 

Kingfisher Farm Shop, Dorking for the generous delivery of fruit to our therapy teams based at Oxted. 

Donations of car seat covers

A very special thanks to the following local businesses for the donation of car seat covers – we are extremely grateful! 

  • DK Autos in Caterham
  • Christian Cars in Woldingham
  • Smiths Mobile Mechanics in Caterham
  • Auto Services in Horley
  • Smallfield garage
  • Cars 4 You Direct in Caterham
  • Service Plus in Redhill
  • Three Arch Garage in Redhill

16 April

Michael A McKay, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa  for the generous donation of gloves, hand creams and a range of snacks for our staff based at Caterham Dene, Minor Injury Unit. Your kindness in much appreciated. 

Caterham Rotary Club for donating an Easter egg for every member of staff based at Caterham Dene Hospital. Your kindness is much appreciated.

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Flower Farm, Godstone who are donating a box of farm produce each week (for one month) to us here at First Community. We are very grateful! 

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14 April

Social Enterprise UK and Jo Pritchard (the national umbrella organisation for social enterprises like ourselves) for helping to escalate the lack of PPE to social enterprises and personally making sure our second pallet delivery contained the right items

 

 

 

 

Cadburys for the delivery of Freddo Easter eggs to our Caterham Dene and Phoenix House sites

13 April

Waitrose Caterham for delivering chocolate bunnies, mini eggs and hot cross buns for our staff to enjoy over Easter

10 April

Papa John’s for the pizza delivery to our Caterham Dene Minor Injury Unit and ward staff.

8 April 2020

CSH Surrey for mutual aid of aprons, gloves and masks while we await an expected PPE delivery tomorrow

7 April 2020

Woldingham School for providing a box of visors made by Woldingham School’s Design and Technology 3D printers

Hear from the Head of Design and Technology and watch a video clip of the 3D printers in action here

Stripey Stork and Jurlique UK for their kind donation of 414 beauty gift sets that will be distributed to our staff

6 April 2020

Kwik Fit Dorking - providing disposable seat covers for our community healthcare teams

3 April

St Bede's School - for providing 50 visors as part of our personal protective equipment 

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals - for giving us 2,000 masks and 2,000 aprons as mutual aid

27 May 

Kingfisher Farm Shop (www.kingfisherfarmshop.com) for another donation of tasty fruit delivered to our District Nurses based at Tandridge Council Offices.  We are extremely grateful for all the fruit you have provided us each week.

20 May 

Kingfisher Farm Shop for another box of delicious fruit delivered today to our Therapy Teams based at Oxted Therapies Unit. Thank you very much!

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15 May

Pete Sanders (father of Victoria Sanders one of our physiotherapists based at Caterham Dene Outpatients ) who has kindly donated reusable visors for our staff to wear when caring for our patients.  These visors have been described by our Infection Prevention and Control Team as  “an exceptional standard…… these are incredible and currently  the only visor that we have that are also reusable, so have an even greater value to our staff.”  Pete has been announced  ‘Hero of the Week’ here at First Community!  Thank you Pete, we are very grateful.

14 May 

Kingfisher Farm shop (https://kingfisherfarmshop.com) for another gift of delicious fruit to our Caterham Dene Minor Injury Unit staff. 

13 May

Kelloggs for the kind donation of breakfast snacks and cereal to our community based nurses and health care staff based at Phoenix House.

Epsom Skin Clinic (http://epsomskinclinics.com) for their kind donation of visors to help keep our staff safe at work

12 May

Crown and Pepper, Caterham for the delivery of 35 delicious meals for our ward staff at Caterham Dene Hospital. Your kindness is much appreciated! 

Mrs Mary Sinclair for making washable bags for our staff to transport their uniforms home. This helps keep our staff and those they live with safe. Much appreciated, thank you!

11 May

Kingfisher Farm Shop (https://www.kingfisherfarmshop.com) for their kind donation of a very tasty fruit box delivered to our staff at Crawley Hospital.

7 May

Oliver Danes from Treat Yourself by Oliver for the donation of hand creams to our staff at Caterham Dene Hospital. Your kindness is much appreciated https://www.facebook.com/groups/435092287149514/

6 May

Flower Farm for another donation of tasty fruit. Our community nurses, therapists and staff based at Phoenix House are very grateful.

5 May

Britvic PLC for a delivery of soft drinks to help keep our staff hydrated as we tackle COVID-19

4 May

Sue Lampard and friends and the Acres Community of Horley for providing hand cream to our community teams, helping to keep hands soft and well moisturised after a long day!

1 May

Lea Newnham and Liz Russell-Elliot for making a number of cotton hairbands for our staff to use. The hairbands include a button on the side so that face masks can be attached to them, preventing peoples ears from becoming sore. What a great idea - thank you so much!

19 June

Kingfisher Farm Shop (http://kingfisherfarmshop.com) for another donation of fresh fruit delivered to our team based at Caterham Dene Community Hospital. We really appreciate all the nutritious fruit you have provided us each week.

11 June

Kingfisher Farm Shop (www.kingfisherfarmshop.com) for yet another donation of delicious fruit delivered to our physio team based at East Surrey Hospital. We really appreciate all the fruit you have provided us each week.

4 June

Zari Restaurant - Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity in providing lunches to our teams at Phoenix House. It was really well received and lots of comments about the best curry eaten!

3 June

Kingfisher Farm Shop (www.kingfisherfarmshop.com) for another donation of tasty fruit delivered to  Jo Greenslade our Community Nursery Nurse and Lisa Gavin our Clinical Lead Surrey 0-19 Inclusion Health and Gypsy and Traveller Projects.   We are extremely grateful for all the fruit you have provided us each week. 

22 July

A big thank you to Kingfisher Farm Shop (http://kingfisherfarmshop.com) for another donation of tasty fruit delivered to our physio team based at Caterham Dene Hospital. We really appreciate all the fruit you continue to provide for us each week.

10 July

Tesco's for delivering 'bags of kindness' for our staff at Caterham Dene Hospital. We are extremely grateful, thank you so much