Blakemore supplying ‘Help From Hospital’ bags during crisis

Blakemore is helping out vulnerable people and NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis by partnering with the Royal Voluntary Service to supply 5,000 ‘Help from Hospital’ bags.

The wholesaler secured the contract to distribute the bags which play a vital role in providing essentials to patients leaving hospital as well as keeping NHS staff fed at home.

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Products supplied include tea, coffee, milk, tuna, baked beans, soups, a wafer snack and soft drinks as well as a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap. These are being delivered to four Royal Voluntary Service distribution centres across the UK for the charity to distribute via their volunteer network.

Blakemore is also collaborating with customers, suppliers and Royal Voluntary Service to provide essential foods and refreshments to frontline workers in the NHS.

Furthermore, the business is helping to deliver food and drink donated by partners such as Milk & More, Pepsi Co., Lucozade, Fulfil and Walkers Snacks to NHS workers across the UK.

Blakemore group marketing director Sarah Ellis said: “We are delighted to partner with Royal Voluntary Service, one of our key business partners, at this crucial time.  During the coronavirus crisis many of our SPAR stores have been prioritising home deliveries for those identified by the government as vulnerable, and the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme and ‘Help from Hospital’ bags are great ways that we can make even more of a difference.”

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


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