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12 June 2020

Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Frimley Park Hospital on 11 June to deliver meals made for NHS staff by generous volunteers.

The Earl and Countess, who live at nearby Bagshot Park, arrived at lunchtime with a batch of 50 meals from London Irish Rugby Club, where Their Royal Highnesses had joined volunteers to prepare the day’s food.

The club’s players and staff, together with other volunteers, have been preparing and delivering meals to NHS staff at a number of hospitals, including Frimley Park, for several weeks as they respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 50,000 meals have now been delivered.

The Earl and Countess were met outside the hospital by Ally Stevens, our interim deputy director of nursing, and Caroline Dodds, physiotherapy team leader.

The meals were then distributed to staff in the physiotherapy department as well as other areas.

The Countess was also at Frimley Park in April when she joined volunteers in packing and distributing food and care packages for frontline staff.