25 May 2020 | UK
The Amir Khan Foundation is proud to be partnering with One Family’s pioneering initiative to produce 10,000 emergency care boxes for our NHS heroes.
Providing a much-needed boost for hundreds of exhausted hospital staff, the care boxes contain essentials such an eye mask, socks, ear plugs, lip balm, hand moisturiser, mouthwash, glucose tablets, energy-boosting sweet treats and other refreshments. Products were provided by the likes of E45, SquashStix, Swish To Go, Candy Kittens and other major brands pledging their support for our frontline workers.
Hand-packed by an army of volunteers, the boxes were the brainchild of junior doctor Dr Marissa Lewis and were designed to offer frontline NHS staff a break from weeks of punishing shifts during the pandemic.
The foundation’s founder and trustee, Amir Khan, said: “I’m so proud to partner with One Family for these amazing care boxes. We all know how hard NHS staff have been working in recent weeks, and anything we can do to make their working day a little bit easier is a no-brainer. Like everyone, I’m so grateful to all frontline staff for what they’ve done, and this is just a token of our appreciation.”
Keeping the support in the family, Amir’s wife Faryal and daughter Lamaisah helped pack the boxes, which were sent to hospitals including Milton Keynes, St James’s in Leeds, Chelsea & Westminster, Darent Valley, Queen’s Hospital in Romford, St Thomas’, Homerton, Croydon and Northwick Park – two of London’s worst-hit. “Considering how many people they look after at one time made me realise that I should be doing something and giving
something back,” said Faryal.
One of the scheme’s major backers is Reckitt Benckiser, producer of health, hygiene and home products including E45, Lemlift, and Scholl, who contributed over 75,000 units of products for the care boxes.