A north west based building services company has provided its support to a charity initiative designed to say a special ‘thank you’ to NHS workers during their busiest time of year.
The Warrington branch of HE Simm has donated 200 Terry’s Chocolate Oranges to the Steve Prescott Foundation’s Chocolate Orange Challenge. The Foundation gifts the oranges to NHS staff across the country, thanking them for the hard work, care and compassion they provide throughout the year.
The idea came from Chris Lamb, who tragically lost his four-year-old son Elliott, eight years ago this December. As a token gesture of thanks to the medics who cared for Elliott during his illness, Chris gave them a chocolate orange each. This small, but significant act gathered momentum, and eight years later, with the help of members of the public, businesses and The Steve Prescott Foundation, Chris gives out thousands of chocolate oranges per year in Elliot’s memory.
Martyn Simm, from HE Simm, said “When we found out about the Chocolate Orange Challenge, we had to get involved. Our NHS heroes work tirelessly in sometimes difficult conditions to care for us in our hour of need. This gesture goes some way to letting them know we appreciate their efforts and that they are never far from our thoughts.”
Further information about the Steve Prescott Foundation can be found here.