One of Northern Ireland’s leading hotel and spas is donating £750,000 in gift vouchers to frontline staff who are fighting back against coronavirus.
Galgorm Resort & Spa, located outside Ballymena, says it’s offering up the ‘experience vouchers’ to the Northern Health & Social Care Trust frontline staff in recognition for their hard work, bravery, and commitment to helping patients throughout the Covid-19 pandemic”.
That will include everything from overnight stays and spa days, to meals in their businesses across Northern Ireland, which includes several restaurants.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have seen before and it is placing huge pressure on our NHS,” Colin Johnston, Galgorm Collection managing director, said.
“We wanted to find a way to sincerely thank our brilliant NHS staff who are on the front line of the fight against this outbreak and coping with unbelievable situations in a remarkably professional and brave manner.
“We recognise how difficult it must be for every NHS staff member working to manage this crisis, with many separated from their families and working long hours. That’s why Galgorm Collection has decided to donate 5,000 experiences to Northern Health & Social Care Trust frontline workers, to show our appreciation and give our frontline heroes the chance to rest and recoup once this emergency is over.
“The voucher donation represents a charitable contribution of over £750,000 by Galgorm Collection to our local communities and we look forward to welcoming each and every NHS worker through our doors once we can safely reopen.
"Until then, we will continue to clap for our carers each week and provide whatever support we can to our key workers. We are forever in their debt.”