Watford FC washing thousands of scrubs and providing a sanctuary for NHS staff

It’s wash day at Watford FC with a big difference. The kit is for surgeons, not strikers.

The club has laundered 10,000 sets of scrubs for neighbouring Watford General Hospital over the past couple of weeks and they are offering more each day.

From 1,000 hot free meals to hot showers and a safe space away from the wards.

Watford FC has not furloughed any workers so instead of gearing up for match days they’ve signed up to help 24/7.

Ten executive boxes have been turned into makeshift bedrooms and others have been converted for counselling to help people cope with the personal cost of being a professional.

No where is that more apparent than the makeshift memorial room. Four current and two retired members of staff Watford General have died with Covid-19 along with 258 other patients.

There is only so much a football club can do but they know better than most the importance of local support.