Fifty volunteers from the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) have helped celebrate the work of staff at Royal Surrey.

The RRT served 2,200 hot meals as part of a wellbeing programme the hospital is currently running.

Volunteers from Guildford, Grayshott, Haslemere, and Farnham cooked and served meals alongside drinks and refreshments in a show of appreciation for the hospital’s workers.

The food was warmly received by thousands of staff members who were able to tuck into delicious food which for many “made their day”.

The RRT is made up of volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and offers practical support to charities, emergency services and other organisations on the frontline.

RRT tents set up at Royal Surrey (RRT)
RRT tents set up at Royal Surrey (RRT) (RRT)

Local RRT team leader, Donovan Rich, said: “We were delighted to come to Royal Surrey County Hospital and serve 2,200 meals to our excellent key workers.

“This is our way of saying thank you to the staff who work so hard day in, day out, to care for patients. They do so much to support many people and families within the community and we were pleased to be able to show our gratitude to them for their work.

“Together with volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and the RRT, we are committed to supporting our local communities. This is a way in which we can help lift spirits and show appreciation to those who help provide essential care to people across Surrey.”

Director of HR at Royal Surrey, Tom White, added: “I want to say a huge thank you to the RRT for coming down here and providing our staff with hot food and drinks today.

“It’s helped create a great atmosphere, and the staff are hugely appreciative of this gesture. It has really added to our wellbeing event which we have on at the trust currently.”