The Prince and The Duchess visit Bristol and Gloucester

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Asda's Bristol Distribution Centre to thank all staff who have been working to keep our vital food supplies going throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Their Royal Highnesses heard about the supermarket’s work with two charities, who help to fight hunger and food poverty. Asda’s donations have helped provide thousands of vulnerable people with access to fresh and healthy food, particularly during this difficult time.

The Prince and The Duchess later visited Turnbull & Asser shirt company, who in the early stages of the pandemic, switched their entire production line to making scrubs for the NHS.

Aware that their own production capacity would only go some way towards the PPE deficit, the company decided to open-source their knowledge and learnings by sharing their production know-how and supplier contacts, in the hope that it would inspire and enable others to contribute to the cause.

As the pandemic advanced, the company were keen to continue supporting key workers beyond their work shift by donating all profits between 30th April and 7th May to NHS Charities Together.