Special thanks and well-deserved sweet treats given to NHS staff in the Critical Care Unit at Banbury's Horton General Hospital

Castle Quay Shopping Centre has decided to recognise and celebrate the people doing incredible things in Banbury - including medical staff

NHS staff in the Critical Care Unit at Horton General Hospital were given a special donation, as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work during the pandemic.
NHS staff in the Critical Care Unit at Horton General Hospital were given a special donation, as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work during the pandemic.

NHS staff in the Critical Care Unit at Horton General Hospital were given a special donation, as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work during the pandemic.

Castle Quay Shopping Centre has decided to recognise and celebrate the people doing incredible things in Banbury, so the management created three hampers full of sweat treats and goodies and presented to the nurses in time for Valentine's Day on February 14.

Items were donated by the shopping centre’s tenants, including Nothing But Footprints, WHSmith, Grape Tree, Costa, Pop, Boots and Holland & Barrett.

Oliver Wren, centre director at Castle Quay Shopping Centre, said: “This Valentine’s Day we wanted to do something a little different, that recognised the great things people in our community are doing every day.

"The hampers were heaving with goodies that our generous tenants donated, and the NHS staff were so appreciative – it really brightened their day!

"The centre has been touched by the community spirit shown by the people of Banbury, and the team at Castle Quay wanted to show their appreciation to the hard-working NHS staff in the Critical Care Unit at Horton General Hospital that have been caring for acutely unwell Covid patients.

"The hampers were delivered in a Covid secure manner to one of the team who work in the unit - they then shared the items with the critical care staff, who continue to work tirelessly to look after the health of people living in Banbury."

This February Castle Quay is also promoting its ‘share the love for Banbury’ campaign.

The centre has offered local charities the use of its social media channels to allow them to reach new followers and raise further awareness of the great work they do. Charities using the centre’s channels include The Sunshine Centre, Visit Banbury, Home Start and Banburyshire Advice Centre.