CEO thanks Man Utd for generous donation
Raj Jain, Chief Executive Officer at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group has thanked Manchester United Football Club for delivering over 3,500 Manchester United gifts for staff at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Former MUFC manager Sir Alex Ferguson added to the thanks saying he is "delighted we are now recognising the importance of our NHS" as Manchester United announced a package of measures to help the health service cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
NHS Manchester Foundation Trust Charity also shared in the gifts which are to say thanks to hard working NHS staff battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the front line.
Man Utd has also donated medical equipment to the Salford Royal, including protective equipment, dressings and other club medical supplies. The club will also put 16 Manchester United Foundation vehicles on standby for the NHS with volunteer drivers available.
Sir Alex Ferguson had emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage at the Salford Royal two years ago and the hospital and staff are close to his heart.
Raj Jain, chief executive of Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, said:
"A huge thanks from me, the whole of the Northern Care Alliance, and in particular those at our Salford Royal site who were all really pleased to receive your generous donation."
"This donation was a huge morale boost for them at this difficult time."
Sir Alex Ferguson said:
"I'm delighted we are now recognising the importance of our NHS - as I experienced two years ago after they saved my life - the response to this pandemic has been magnificent and has made me proud of the way the club and the British people have rallied round to help. Well done."