Addenbrooke’s staff will receive Christmas hampers packed with goodies this week as a thank you for their hard work and care during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several local companies took part in the project alongside Cheffins, including Sainsbury’s, Arm, Marshall, Camb IT Support, Enfield Safety and Amazon. The Hamper pack Appeal has raised over £30,000.

Corporate volunteers from Sodexo donated a day of volunteering to help make up the 624 packs – each one for 20 staff – alongside the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust ACT team. Each hamper was packed full of Christmas treats and sweets for deserving staff from a delivery of 390Kg of Quality Street chocolates, 1,200 boxes of chocolate truffles and half a tonne of mince pies!

In addition, 1,000 presents, the cost of which was fundraised by Cambridge Commodities, will be given to patients who will be in hospital over Christmas.

Shelly Thake, ACT’s CEO said: “This has been such a fantastic joint effort from the many companies that want to thank the hospital staff for their hard work over the last few months. We are so grateful to them all for getting behind us and supporting our hamper appeal, which will help us bring a little bit of Christmas cheer to all of the hospital staff.”