Festival Place retailers joined forces to show their support for the work being undertaken during the current pandemic by supplying meals and making donations to those in need.
Retailers involved include Festival Street Kitchen, Holland & Barrett, Debenhams, Spice Tadka, TK Maxx and Homesense.
The retail and leisure destination partnered with Debenhams to supply nearly 300 Easter eggs to Basingstoke Hospital, the Ambulance Station and Festival Place’s charity of the year, St. Michael’s Hospice.
Holland & Barrett donated a variety of Easter eggs to a local food bank at Trinity Methodist Church and key workers at Basingstoke Hospital and Basingstoke Ambulance Station.
Lifestyle store TK Maxx & Homesense also donated a range of Easter eggs and other food products to key workers when its store closed. The donations were split between NHS staff, foodbanks, vulnerable neighbours, churches for their independent charities and a women’s refuge centre.
Restaurant Spicy Tadka brought the dining out experience to nurses and doctors at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospitals by delivering 100 vegetarian biryanis to NHS workers as a way of saying thank you for their dedicated service in this unprecedented time.
Festival Street Kitchen, which offers a variety of burritos, burgers and tex-mex selections, teamed up with local businesses and cooked 170 meals for NHS staff within Basingstoke and North Hampshire hospital.
Alongside all the recent donations made by retailers, the operational team at Festival Place, Superdrug, Tesco and M&S showed their continued support for the NHS during the NHS Clap for Our Carers campaign.
Centre Director Neil Churchill said: “Our retailers are a real credit to our community and we’re extremely proud of how they have stepped in to help our key workers and those in need in our local community during these uncertain times.”
“We’re also incredibly grateful to our operational team and the work they are doing to ensure that the centre remains open to ensure essential services are available to the community.”