To hopefully brighten up your news feed a little (as it's very possible it's feeling a tad gloomy right now... what with the current coronavirus crisis and lots of social distancing taking place). As well as figuring out our new, personal situations, everybody's thoughts are of course all with NHS workers right now (from the doctors to the nurses to the admin teams), who are obviously feeling the pressure of an increasing number of patients.
So, it's incredible news then that Pret-a-Manger, the coffee and sandwich chain, is offering free hot drinks for all NHS workers from today onwards, along with 50% off of any other purchases, including food. We are fully on board with this.
Posting about the offer today on Twitter, the company shared an image of a heart with the words: "Dear NHS workers, Your hot drinks are on the house from today, and we'll take 50% off everything else. Thank you for all that you're doing. We look forward to serving you. With love, Everyone at Pret".
They captioned the post with "This one is on us 💚".
Pano Christou, Pret CEO, said of the decision, “The Pret family and the whole world are in uncharted territory, and it is important that we show solidarity and stand by each other in this difficult time. I had my eldest son, who has asthma, in tears earlier this week and we’re all seeing the impact on our friends and families.
The teams on the frontline of the NHS are doing an extraordinary job and deserve all our support through this crisis. Hopefully this small step helps to brighten their day.”
We can't second this strongly enough. Spread the word to any of your hard working NHS pals.
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