Waitrose has joined forces with Bracknell and Ascot health services to help protect local residents from Covid-19 by supporting the roll-out of the largest national vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS.
For the next six months, Waitrose has donated the use of its Sports and Leisure Centre at its head office in Willoughby Road, Bracknell, for the service roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in the local community. The leisure centre is usually used by Waitrose Partners but has been closed since the start of the pandemic.
Fiona Slevin Brown, Executive Managing Director for Bracknell Forest and Covid-19 vaccinator, said: “On behalf of my colleagues in the NHS, I would like to personally thank Waitrose for their kind donation which has allowed us to kick-start the roll-out of our Covid-19 vaccination programme in the community.”
Andrew Murphy, Executive Director for Operations at the John Lewis Partnership said: “The John Lewis Partnership was founded on kindness and equality for all and this is just a small example of us helping the national effort against Covid-19. While this directly helps people in Bracknell and Ascot, we are also developing plans to offer vaccine support to communities across the country by providing space in our temporarily closed John Lewis shops.”