First Bremont offered to convert its watchmaking facility into a ventilator production plant. Now it is raising money for Food4Heroes, an organisation that provides 20,000 meals per week to NHS workers at the front line.
Bremont has made a limited run of bracelets, which are selling for £35 each on its website, with all profits donated to the Food4Heroes charity.
Amanda Guest, who has a catering and restaurant business in Yorkshire, and her brother John Brownhill, a businessman from Northamptonshire, wanted to do something positive for this crisis and set up Food4Heroes on 23rd March 2020.
Food4Heroes is already producing 1,500 meals per day in Yorkshire and will begin rolling out across the country in the coming days with local restaurants and catering organisations preparing tasty food in a safe environment. Such is the demand for this service that Food4Heroes is on track to produce 20,000 meals next week across many more hospitals nationwide.
Some 400 volunteers are registered to help with the effort at this point and increasing numbers of hospitals are contacting them to provide a service.
“We’ve been so humbled by the response to our initiative and the fact that a leading British brand like Bremont would want to support us. These bracelets will enable us to provide thousands of meals to our valued NHS workers,” says Mr Brownhill.
Bremont Co-Founder Giles English adds: “It’s really heart-warming to see people come together in times like these and initiatives like this are exactly what it’s all about, helping each other. If we at Bremont can help in keeping Food4Heroes going and simultaneously build some more momentum around it then it’s a privilege to do so. We are proud to be supporting this wonderful charity.”
Food4Heroes delivers three key benefits:
- Ensuring our NHS staff eat healthy and nutritious food during this crisis, helping them to remain resilient and so to save more lives.
- Keeping chefs and restaurants trading around the country.
- Helping young people who have had their education cut short to learn business skills and have a sense of purpose.