The specialist retailer, which is headquartered in the Gloucester suburb of Quedgeley, gifted the bottles to key workers in various roles across the organisation.
The staff benefitting from water bottles include critical care and theatre teams, emergency room employees and respiratory nurses – all of whom have been providing care for patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donated bottles have also been shared with staff across other hospital areas including teams working with patients who are receiving cancer treatment as well as drivers, switchboard staff and waste disposal personnel.
ProCook founder Daniel O’Neill said: “We wanted give something to Gloucestershire Hospital staff to say thanks for the fantastic job they are all doing looking after us during this pandemic. We feel it’s important to support both the frontline workers and all the ‘unsung heroes’ of the NHS, as it takes an incredible effort throughout the organisation to keep things running smoothly.
“A drinks bottle is a small gesture but one we are happy to offer – and hopefully it will help keep the teams going on their long shifts. Most importantly, we want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who works for the NHS in Gloucestershire. Most of our head office staff live in the area and are directly benefitting from their hard work.”
Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity is supporting NHS staff wherever the need is greatest through its COVID-19 Appeal. The Charity’s head of fundraising Richard Smith said: “We would like to thank ProCook for their kindness in supporting our local NHS staff. We are very grateful to all local businesses who have been getting behind our COVID-19 Appeal at this unprecedented time. It really does make such a difference to staff to know how appreciated they are by the wider community.”