The New Leaf team wanted to show their thanks and appreciation for the huge efforts that the Bovey multidisciplinary team (MDT) have made to care for critically ill patients with the virus. On Friday 3 July 2020, the New Leaf team delivered 46 gift bags, made up of New Leaf products, to the staff on Bovey Ward, the RDE’s COVID-19 treatment ward.
Sally Aggett, Catering Technical Instructor, baked packs of delicious rainbow cookies, to complement a nursery plant and a bottle of premium New Leaf apple juice.
The gifts were delivered in a hand printed cotton tote bag, with a beautiful rainbow design created by Daisy Pugh, Clothing Works technician.
Many members of the New Leaf team were involved in producing the bags and New Leaf products, including the nursery team, Phil, Danny and Beth, Darren Fairchild, Tracy Rawlings, Sally and Evie Smith Woolley, our employment specialist.
Evie, who helped to deliver the bags, said that the ward team were really pleased with the gift and that they were surprised by the team’s generosity. Sally said: “The team were overwhelmed by our gesture and had completely underestimated what we called a ‘goodie bag’.”
Ed Gillam, the Clinical Service Manager, said “This is a great example of the spirit of New Leaf. This was a great team effort, showcasing all that is best about New Leaf and its values”.
Meanwhile, Richard Wellington, our woodwork technician, has been commissioned to build three sets of high quality outdoor tables and benches as part of our charity work through the pandemic. These will be delivered to the Langdon site for the benefit of service users and staff.
The team have also recently delivered some of Richard’s planters to Beech ward in Torbay. These pieces completed the team’s earlier delivery of planting packs to the ward, which were very gratefully received.