Kind-hearted colleagues raise money for Luton Foodbank

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As part of a day of celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of local Clinical Commissioning Groups in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, NHS staff used the occasion to support others less fortunate through holding a charity raffle that raised £440 in just a couple of hours.

The proceeds have been split evenly between four foodbanks and will help make difference to food and supply stocks at Luton Foodbank as well as Bedford Foodbank, Dunstable Foodbank and MK Foodbank.

Felicity Cox, as the newly appointed Integrated Care Board Chief Executive said,

“The celebration event at Wrest Park was a great opportunity to bring together colleagues and celebrate the consistent hard work of the NHS over the last 10 years.  Through the raffle, we also had an opportunity to give back to our local community and help those who are living vulnerably in Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes. Working with our community and partners is something to which the new Integrated Care Board is committed, and we look forward to doing so over the coming months and years”.

 Salma Khan (Project Manager, Luton Foodbank) said,

“Luton Foodbank is appreciative of the support that we receive from around the community. These donations help assist with our ongoing work with vulnerable groups around our town. With the cost-of-living crisis impacting more and more people, we are reliant upon these donations to help keep us going. Without these, we would struggle to provide food parcels and additional support for those struggling to make ends meet. Thank you again for thinking of us.”

NHS staff were marking the last day of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commission Group, which on Friday, 1 July 2022 was replaced by NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board.

In addition to the charity raffle, the celebrations at Wrest Park on 30 June 2022 included a bake off, ice cream treats, and games of rounders. 

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