The Ivy Spinningfields, in collaboration with The Caring Foundation, today announces that it will be donating and delivering meals to the North West Ambulance Service in Manchester.

Opening up its kitchen in the heart of Spinningfields, company volunteers will be preparing 3,000 meals a week for the Ambulance Service, including its iconic traditional and vegetarian Shepherd’s pies. 

The Caring Foundation is a privately run, family foundation created in January 2020 by Richard and Patricia Caring. Richard Caring owns and operates multiple businesses in the hospitality sector, including The Ivy Collection. The foundation have brought together teams from across his hospitality network to deliver a selection of meal options to NHS workers and vulnerable communities. 

This initiative forms part of The Caring Foundation’s commitment to offer over 20,000 cooked meals in London, 7,000 cold meals from Annabel’s and 6,000 meals across the country per week to NHS workers and communities in London, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow. 

North West Ambulance Service, Deputy Chief Executive, Michael Forrest comments: “This is a fabulous gesture by the Ivy and I’m sure I speak for all the staff in Greater Manchester when I say how grateful we are. 

“Our staff are working incredibly hard at the moment and knowing there is a hot, nutritious meal waiting for them will go a long way in letting them know how well thought of they are by the communities they serve. The meals look delicious and I’m sure the staff will love them!” 

Richard Caring said: ‘This is a time for reflection, patience, understanding, co-operation, trust, belief and most important of all; action! We have a hub of collective kitchens across the whole of the UK and we are blessed to have the most amazing staff and suppliers who truly want to help, even though there is risk involved. We applaud the wonderful network of our guests and friends of our brands for being so generous, not only with their good wishes, but also with actual donations and offers of support. 

During these terrible times, with these unprecedented times upon us, we must all come together, help each other, support those desperately in need and I would say TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG and can make a real difference.’ 


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