During the Covid 19 pandemic we have been overwhelmed by our own store team’s loyalty here at Bayley & Sage. Coming in to work, keeping the business going and keeping the shelves stocked – a feat not to be underestimated!
As well as offering all NHS staff a 10% discount in all our stores, we wanted to support the front- line key workers during this time and found ways we could do this by donating to local community charities and hospitals.
So far we have donated (and continue to donate):
Minestrone Soup 300
Sweet Potato, Carrot & Ginger Soup 306
Pea & Mint Soup 114
Mafalde (1kg trays) 233
Gnocchi (1kg trays) 91
Spinach Ravioli (1kg trays) 43
Black Truffle Tortelloni (1 kg trays) 24
Pea Ravioli (1kg trays) 1
Chorizo Risotto 62
Mushroom Risotto 62
Olive Risotto 15
Italian pastries 40
Tinned Fruit (5kg Tin) 60
CAPOLLA SOUPS approx 100 jars.
Not to mention a Nespresso machine and a baby manikin for a maternity ward…..
Here is who we donated to and some lovely thank you notes:
The Felix Project – a London Charity Fighting Hunger
Helping feed local communities in London by rescuing surplus food from the food industry and delivering it to over 350 frontline charities and schools.
Felix Project donations went to:
Charity Begins at Home
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital – food went to the ICU staff
‘It’s so wonderful to be so supported by local businesses who themselves are being hard hit.’
‘Oh my goodness that is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much!’
Royal Marsden Hospital – had a grocery store day where hospital staff could come and choose items they need
A Nespresso coffee machine is also on its way to the Sutton branch of the Royal Marsden which will make warm drinks to those operating in theatre!
‘On behalf of everyone at The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity thank you for helping to support the staff at the hospital during this time – we are all really grateful.’
‘we are so appreciative of you heading to the hospital today to drop off items.’
Royal Brompton Hospital – distributed to the teams on duty and all the extra stock went to the catering team that provided free meals for the week!
‘Thank you again, your support is hugely appreciated. The teams will be thrilled.’
Help NHS heroes – contribution went to hampers for nurses as a token of thanks for international nurses day
‘Just wanted to thank you for yesterday. The treats went down a storm.’
‘I hope you and your team are managing to stay safe and healthy and once again thank you for all your support.’
Hillingdon Hospital – Training aid
Sourcing the highest quality training aids for patient care from Laederal we were able to order a baby mannikin for the maternity ward at Hillingdon hospital. The key functionalities are:
• Realistic airway designed for training in all aspects of newborn airway management, including the use of Positive-Pressure Airway devices, and the placement of ET Tubes and LMA’s.
• Realistic chest rise with manual ventilations
• The torso includes functionality to relieve a tension pneumothorax via needle decompression.
• An umbilicus with a manually generated pulse can be assessed, cut and catheterized for IV access.
• IO access in left and right lower leg, tibial tuberosity and medial malleolus
Newborn baby includes: Full-body neonatal manikin, meconium module set, umbilical cord, clamp, airway lubricant, simulated blood, liquid soap, baby powder, IO fill/empty syringe, baby pants, carry case, and directions for use on CD.
‘The Manikin has arrived and has delighted all of us! Thank you so much for your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity. It will certainly be put to good use, poor baby! My team and I conduct mandatory monthly training sessions for all midwives and doctors on the skills of Neonatal resuscitation and this most up to date manikin model fits just the task. Once again, thank you so very much.’
Having a thank you from the team at Hillingdon was truly heart-warming but they surprised us and went above and beyond by naming their training baby ‘Bayley’.