UK-registered charity ‘One Family’ launched its Emergency Care Fund earlier this month, with its Frontline Care Boxes being distributed across London hospitals this week.
The care boxes, conceptualised by junior doctor Marissa Lewis, have been carefully assembled to provide all the essentials hospital staff need while on gruelling shifts. The contents include a new pair of socks, an eye mask, earplugs, lip balm, hand moisturiser, mouthwash sachets, glucose tablets and an assortment of refreshments.
Sharif Banna MBE, Chairman of One Family said: “Our mission is to inspire a love for humanity that unites everyone, and Marissa’s care boxes do just that. As part of our Emergency Care Fund for COVID-19, we are delighted to partner with Dr Lewis to create these in order to provide a little respite to our brilliant medical staff, who are working tirelessly every day to save lives.”
The charity has partnered with brands including RB’s E45and SwishToGoto ensure only the best quality products are reaching frontline staff. Dr Lewis expressed her delight at receiving an initial batch of the boxes at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent. “[The care boxes] are so fantastic and I’m thrilled to hear they are reaching other hospitals.”
“Our Emergency Care Fund was created to provide support where it’s really needed,” said One Family Chairman, Sharif Banna MBE. “In our insight gathering phase, we wanted to mobilise our vast network to provide specific solutions for the issues being faced by communities during this unprecedented time.”