A Lichfield retailer has donated 1,000 packages to care home staff to say thank you for their efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

Central England Co-op sent supplies of tea, milk, biscuits, chocolate, hand cream and soap to help workers relax away from the front line of the fight against COVID-19.

They have been handed out to care homes across the country.

Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op chief executive, said:

Debbie Robinson

“Our care workers are on the frontline of this battle with this global pandemic, helping those who need them the most in these difficult times.

“This is why we wanted to do something, from one set of key workers to another, to thank them for their bravery and efforts and to give them a little treat from our nearby Central England Co-op teams.

“I am in awe of the efforts of all of our frontline workers, from our teams in food stores and funeral homes to those in the NHS, and the work they are doing to ensure our communities continue to be helped and supported.”

Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op

The parcels, which also feature a message of support for care workers, have been delivered to care homes located within a one-mile radius of Central England Co-op food stores and funeral homes.

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