We are very proud that a group of CNM students have fundraised to buy a Vitamix and nutritious fresh produce offering much needed healthy nutrition support for front-line carer staff at the Muriel Street Care Home in Islington.
The CNM students involved in this initiative include David Kirby, London black cab driver, Deborah Bardon-Lisle, experienced London Tour Guide, Nicholas Grobler, Mo Halloran, Liana Michael, Jacky Lampl and Samreen McGregor. They are all in their first year of nutritional diploma studies at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and raised the funds through their GoFundMe page. They said:
“Just like many of you, we have been extraordinarily moved by the stoic efforts of front-line staff in their handling of the ongoing battle against Coronavirus. Nursing and Care Homes seem to have been a bit neglected and we wanted to show our support, especially to one in our local community.”
Fieona Connolly, Lifestyle Lead of the Muriel Street Care Home said:
“We got in touch with The College o Naturopathic Medicine to get some advice in regards nutrition and wellbeing for our team after a tough few months. Not only have they offered their help long term but when we told them we wanted to begin a ‘pop-up’ smoothie bar to reenergise our team they generously donated this AMAZING Vitamix industrial blender worth over £600!!! I cannot explain the excitement their generous donation caused at Muriel Street! I honestly can’t thank them enough. We used the blender as part of our Sensory Club. We hold this club each week and yesterday we gave our residents a full tutorial of our new equipment. They tried samples of all the fruit CNM sent, then chose which ones to use for to make smoothies. They tried them all themselves before choosing their favourites to make for all our team. Check out our Facebook page ‘Muriel Street Care Home’ and you will see! I just wanted the CNM students who raised the money to buy the items to see how much joy they have brought to our residents and team. Thank you so, so much!”
The CNM students are continuing to raise funds for similar activities. To support their amazing initiative visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/NHS-Care-Givers