Women’s footwear brand Moda in Pelle has donated 600 pairs of trainers worth £45,000 to the hard-working NHS heroes at Leeds St James’s University Hospital and the Leeds General Infirmary.
The customer favourite Balina trainer was gifted to nurses across the two hospitals to say thank you for the outstanding work they continue to do to care for patients in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Because of the long hours the nurses work, trainers were chosen to provide the comfort they need both on- and off-duty.
Yorkshire-born brand Moda in Pelle was established in Leeds in 1975, when it opened its first store on Leeds’ Bond Street. For decades, the brand has supported the local community, including NHS Leeds and the amazing work of its medical staff.
Speaking of the donation, Moda in Pelle’s Gianni Casagrande said: “Our local NHS heroes are doing an incredible job to keep us all safe and both of the hospitals we’ve chosen are close to our heart.
“While we can never truly repay them for the work they do, we hope this gesture goes a little way in showing the nurses just how much we appreciate them and all that they do.
“This gesture is the latest in a long line of thank yous for our NHS workers. People and businesses across the country have united to show their support and give thanks, whether through priority supermarket shopping times, meals delivered to staff on shift or the nation taking to the streets to clap for our carers.
“The NHS is facing one of its most challenging times but our healthcare professionals have the backing of the entire nation to emerge from this pandemic even stronger.”