BAME Hammers offer vital support

WEST HAM UNITED supporters’ group, BAME Hammers, have been playing a vital role in ensuring hot meals are delivered to HHS staff and those most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

The organization, launched in January, offer a collective voice to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic West Ham fans, are helping the Supporting Humanity charity who are behind the delivery of 2,000 hot food packages prepared at Leyton’s Saffron Kitchen and distributed to fifteen hospitals throughout London and Essex as well to 400 of those at most risk throughout the community.

Speaking to www.whufc.com, BAME Hammers Vice-Chair, Imtiaz Patel, enthused: “Myself, my son, and members of the BAME Hammers have been involved in the packing and distributing of the food packages to hospitals and vulnerable people. We just want to help where we can.

“We’ve been going to hospitals with high dependency units and COVID-19 wards to deliver food containers to staff rooms – we’ve been going to Romford, Lewisham, Greenwich, the Nightingale Hospital at ExCeL, hospitals across London, care homes and individual’s homes too.

“We’ve had an amazing response. The frontline staff are doing an amazing job – we’re grateful for the hard work and hours they’re putting in, and it’s great to be able to deliver quality, hot food to them.

“It’s just a drop in the ocean, but it’s good to do our part.”

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Brian Jeeves

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