Ben Gibson Buys James Cook Hospital NHS Staff Pizza & Cakes
Premier League and Burnley Football Club defender Ben Gibson has donated sixty pizzas and 120 cakes to staff treating patients suffering from the Coronavirus at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough.
The Clarets centre-back who has been training at his old club Middlesborough on Teeside arranged the Easter lunchtime treat in recognition of the tireless efforts the health care workers are making in treating patients suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.
Gibson, who was born at the Middlesbrough hospital and is living back in North-East during the lockdown, explained his reasons for arranging the delivery. Speaking to Teeside Live Ben Gibson said, “It’s Easter weekend and I know the staff there are doing amazing things, so I arranged for sixty Domino’s pizzas and 120 Blondie Baker cakes which I picked up and delivered myself.
It’s just a little pick-me-up for the staff a little boost, it’s to let them know we are all thinking of them and that we appreciate all they do for us. We get so fixated with our day-to-day lives and forget what is really important and what matters. These people are putting their lives at risk for us so hats off to them for their bravery, skill and dedication.
I got the inspiration for the gesture from Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose who is currently on loan at Newcastle United. I saw that he had done it for a London hospital and I thought, ‘You know what, James Cook is a fantastic hospital and it would be nice to do something for there staff.