Pamperaid, an initiative that supports NHS workers by sending them boxes of treats, has created 1,000 such boxes since the scheme launched in the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.
It was launched by Rebecca Broad, who runs Pamperaid alongside her full-time job in the charity sector. Businesses donate to the scheme, which began with 100 boxes being distributed locally near Broad’s home in London. They were so well received that she continued the project, and now boxes have gone to scores of NHS hospitals, hospices, GP surgeries and walk-in centres across the UK.
Each contains items – from beauty to wellness products, and from art to confectionary – to help recipients take some time out from their stressful jobs.
“We didn’t want to hang up our pampering gloves and end what we thought was beneficial to so many people,” Broad told Positive News.