Andrey Borodin and his wife, Tatiana Korsakova, have made an overwhelmingly kind and generous donation to the Royal Berks Charity to assist with providing a welfare centre for NHS staff during this difficult time. Living in the area, and with children attending school in Berkshire, they understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on the local community and the additional strain placed on NHS workers. The welfare centre will cater for the wellbeing of the 5,500 staff and volunteers at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust will use the £1Million donation to extend the current wellbeing provision and create a permanent calm and restorative facility for staff to rest, relax and access services that will help them to keep well, healthy and motivated. In to the future the centre will provide space to offer a number of services including holistic therapies, exercise classes and psychological support.
Steve McManus, Chief Executive of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust said: “This is an incredible donation at a very challenging time, and we are extremely grateful to Andrey and Tatiana for their generosity and thoughtfulness. The wellbeing and welfare of our staff is paramount in our efforts to care for our patients, and never more so than now, as they work under the immense pressure the COVID-19 pandemic is causing on the NHS.
“We are currently providing additional staff welfare support during the coronavirus outbreak, and are thrilled that this vital work will be able to continue and have longevity through this donation. I cannot thank the family enough for their support.”
The couple wanted to pass on their thanks to all the staff at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: “We sincerely thank the brave and selfless NHS workers for their hard work and commitment. We understand that there are thousands of NHS workers in our local community who go above and beyond in their patient care, and at this time more than ever. We deeply appreciate their dedication and hope that this donation will contribute in a way which helps and supports them both now and in to the future.”
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