#PoweringTheNHS – London Irish’s Matt Williams

Taking a break from his home-based fitness routine, London Irish centre, Matt Williams, pitched in with the Powerday initiative #PoweringTheNHS.

The 22-year-old has previously been called up to the England U20 squad but has more recently been putting in the time to help prepare and deliver over 400 meals to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The hospital, on London Road in Reading, is one of many locations where NHS staff are helping to tackle the impact of the coronavirus. 

Matt commented on playing his part: "It’s something small that they said, not having to worry about lunch and dinners, takes something off their mind. Something small can help put them in a positive mood and help them to focus on the job that they’re providing, which is so important right now."

Matt said he has been observing the government guidelines on exercise while also utilising the gym equipment he has at home to keep fit, and urged everyone to come together to support the NHS in these testing times during his recent interview on BBC Radio Berkshire (Listen to the audio below this post).

At Powerday, we’re working in partnership with London Irish Rugby Club to take on the Corona Care Challenge, making deliveries across London to help NHS staff. 

Do you work at a hospital or hospice or know of anyone vulnerable and in need? If so, please email poweringtheNHS@powerday.co.uk and we will arrange meal deliveries to you.