Arsenal and West Ham donate £50k of snacks to NHS heroes fighting coronavirus

first_img2STADIUMS across London donated £50,000 worth of snacks to hero NHS workers on last Friday.Crisps and soft drinks were taken in lorries to hospitals where medics are putting their lives on the line helping look after coronavirus patients.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates2 London clubs have donated snacks to local hospital workers fighting coronavirusThe stock came from DN managed Wembley Stadium, The Emirates Stadium and The London Stadium.Deliveries went to field hospital NHS Nightingale in East London and the Whittington Hospital in North London.A source told The Sun: “There delivered around £50,000 worth of crisps and soft drinks to the Nightingale and the Whittington hospitals.”Palletts of stock were just sitting there in the stadiums and bosses wanted to put it to good use – and give the hard working NHS staff some snacks.”Staff loaded up lorries on Friday and were sure to maintain two metres between each other.”GRATEFULAlan Sefton, Head of Arsenal in the Community, said: “We have a long history with Whittington Hospital and are extremely grateful for the heroic work they are doing at this challenging time.“It is essential that we play our part in supporting our NHS and our local community throughout this period, so we are delighted to be able to support in this way thanks to a kind donation from Emirates Stadium’s hospitality supplier, Delaware North.”Meanwhile, Premier League chiefs are working on a new SEVEN-WEEK football festival if the season resumes.That includes completing the FA Cup and eases concerns about too many games in a tighter timetable after the coronavirus lockdown.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordThe aim is to start on June 12, as SunSport exclusively revealed on Saturday, but the fresh plan gives an extra week if there are complications.But it means matches MUST begin by June 19 — just under seven weeks away — or it will be impossible for the games to be completed before Uefa’s domestic league cut-off date of August 2.And if the Government does not announce eases in the lockdown restrictions on Thursday and significantly more in the coming weeks, clubs may reluctantly accept they are running out of time.Inside Pogba’s £2.9m mansion with indoor pool, gym, and custom football pitch as Man Utd ace reveals his home workoutslast_img