Reading FC donate NHS Heroes football shirt to Royal Berkshire Hospital

The signed shirt, which will be framed at the hospital, was sent to boost the morale of staff working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Funds are also being raised through a Go Fund Me page to provide a ‘refueling station’ for NHS staff in Reading.

The page reads: “The Reading Acute Medical Unit, Intensive Care and Community District Nurses are now struggling and in desperate need of local support to provide a refueling station.

“They need food and drink to ‘pick up and go’.

“The NHS Front Line needs our support now, as much for morale as for its nutrition and continued strength.

A nurse told us “we feel anxious, we are scared and we carry on because we love our work and feel the enormous responsibility to continue to provide the best possible care to all our vulnerable patients confined to the house”.

Posting the football shirt donation on the page, a message read: “This is a different kind of message to boost morale in the hospital – I received a signed FC reading shirt and personalized.

“Thank you all.”

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To donate, visit the page here.

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