Free festive treats for NHS staff and patients

NHS patients and staff based across Leeds and York are being offered free hot drinks and snacks in the run up to Christmas.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) has partnered with local entrepreneur Mister Coffee to provide staff with a free hot drink and sweet treat as a festive ‘thank you’ for their continued hard work.

Mister Coffee’s red van will visit 12 sites over 11 days in December. As part of the offer, service users, carers and visitors will also be able to grab a free drink and a snack.

As the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds, staff at LYPFT care for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Amy Harker, People Engagement Practitioner at LYPFT, said:

“It’s been another very tough year for our staff who do such an amazing job day in, day out. We wanted to show our appreciation at this time of year and bring a little joy to people where they work.

“We’ve commissioned Leeds-based business Mister Coffee to go round our main inpatient and community sites in Leeds and York and offer a free hot drink and a snack.

“We hope it enables staff to take a few minutes to come off shift and enjoy something nice on us. It’s the least we can do.

“We’re also opening the offer to any service users, carers and visitors who are on site at the time as well.”

Benji, the owner of Mister Coffee, is from Leeds and started his own mobile coffee business in 2021 after his family business went under just before the pandemic. Benji will make a total of 22 trips visiting 12 sites in Leeds and York across 11 days before Christmas Day.


This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Photo: Serving coffee outside Aire Court in Middleton


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