Rocket Relief: Feeding the NHS

Well, where do we begin.

After what can only be described as a mad few months in our kitchens, our volunteers and sponsors have enabled us to do something we’d never have imagined, to cook so very many meals (over 25,000) for the Royal Marsden Hospitals Sutton and Chelsea. It’s been busy, challenging, and an enormous learning curve but we wouldn’t have it any other way, because we wanted to put our kitchens to good use and feeding the awe-inspiring NHS workers felt like the very worthiest cause. Things began with the #FuelforNHShereos campaign, coordinated by the Conduit Club and funded by Ralph Lauren. Our client Insight Investment soon came on board to support further, and since the #FuelforNHShereos campaign ended, we have been funded by Campbell Lutyens and Hiscox for which we are exceptionally grateful – we simply couldn’t have done it without you.

To the suppliers who have generously helped to ensure we had the ingredients to make this happen – thank you. To our INCREDIBLE volunteers, who gave up their time week on week to cook, pack and deliver the meals – thank you, we simply couldn’t be prouder.

And finally to the NHS workers. No words can begin to offer our gratitude and support of you. Feeding you has been the greatest pleasure we, hand on heart, could’ve asked for this year. It’s our 20th birthday and what a way to celebrate it.

So while we are wrapping up the Rocket Relief scheme for now, we are delighted to share with you all our newly formed charitable arm, The Rocket Foundation. It’s through our Foundation that we will continue to ensure giving back to the local community is as important to Rocket as treating clients with our opulent food. There’s more on this to follow…

Thank you all for your support, and keep an eye out – it’s going to be an exciting summer!

P.S In case you’re worried about the disposables, please note that our packaging is completely compostable!

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