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Humanitarian Centre to be lit in blue for NHS and key workers

Alert message sent 09/04/2020 14:34:00

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The outside of the Gedling Borough Council’s Humanitarian Centre in Carlton will be lit up blue as part of the nation’s recognition of our NHS staff and key workers who are working on the front line in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

A 20ft banner thanking the NHS staff and key workers will be displayed on the side of the Richard Herrod Centre, Carton and it will be lit up blue on Thursday evening at 8pm to coincide with the national ‘clap for carers’ campaign.

The Richard Herrod Centre has been transformed into a Giving for Gedling Humanitarian Centre and ‘super food bank’ distribution point as part of the council’s response to the outbreak. Council staff have been co-ordinating food parcel deliveries from the centre for residents who are vulnerable and elderly. They have also been collecting food to distribute to the local food banks.

The council has now raised over £23,000 in just six days and all of the money is going to local food banks who are struggling with an increase in demand and a reduction in supplies. The council has also pledged a further £20,000 to go towards the purchase of food from local suppliers to be distributed to food banks from the humanitarian centre. At the outset of the Coronavirus outbreak the council provided all of the local food banks with a £2,000 donation each to help with their efforts.

The Leader and Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council will be at the centre on Thursday evening to take part in the clap for the NHS, carers and key workers, next to the building whilst ensuring they are adhering to the social distancing guidance set out by the government.
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Bob Vaughan-Newton (NHW, MSA, Gedling North)

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