Posted: 23/04/2020

Grasmere Gingerbread call out for nominations

At the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, Grasmere Gingerbread® asked their customers to nominate doctors, nurses, carers and other people working in frontline services who might appreciate a gift of Grasmere Gingerbread®.

By April 9 they had received more than 150 responses from all parts of the country.

Customers nominated infirmary staff, workers in care homes, 111 call centre handlers, a children’s centre and even the ‘forgotten’ staff working in a mortuary.

The words used to describe people risking their own lives to save us included ‘working tirelessly and selflessly’, ‘an amazing team’, ‘working so hard’, ‘battling team spirit’, ‘kindness and humanity’ and even ‘sacrificial lambs’ in relation to the lack of adequate personal protective equipment. One nominator even composed a spirited poem to commend her hospital colleagues.

“I would like to nominate my daughter and her colleagues who work on Children’s critical care in Manchester” reads one nomination. “This was already a challenging role but from last week due to numbers they have changed this ward to adults to deal with the number of Covid patients . These are paediatric nurses who have had to become adult nurses with half a day’s training moving onto the frontline, my daughter and some of her team have only been qualified for just over a year and I am so proud and scared to see her stepping up. Plus she loves Grasmere gingerbread x”

All the nominations are being posted on ther website, so that people can see just how much their dedication and selfless hard work is appreciated.

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