Thank you for sticking with us.
On behalf of all the staff, their families and the wider community, we’d like to thank all the front line, NHS and key workers and all those that have gone out of their way to support others and who have played such a large part in managing the current crisis, and ultimately enabling us to re-open safely.
We would like to celebrate all our heroes by recognising those that have gone above and beyond during this difficult time, on our digital ‘heroes’ wall on our website and social channels.
Share with us who you would like to recognise and remember it can be for anything, along with a photo (please get their permission before sending) and what they have done, and we will put them on our wall below. Send your nominations to Guest Services.
To kick off our Wembley Heroes the team at London Designer Outlet would like to nominate two of their colleagues….
Daksha Varsani and Paresh Jethwa
Have both been running a Community Response Kitchen from Alperton Wembley. It started out serving 200 meals a day to over nearly 1.5-2k meals a day. Since lockdown the community response kitchen serves the community, vulnerable, shielding, homeless and carehomes. Where the families had no money for food they provided meals and care packages purely through community donations. No financial help from government or council. They have volunteers from all different religions and served religious communities as well. They are still providing meals daily. Housed international students and looked after them whilst the landlords evicted them. Even had them returned back to they’re home countries. They never stopped.
During the COVID-19 crisis Aemer has worked as a junior doctor on the frontline in the intensive care unit at Hammersmith hospital. He has been put under a huge amount of pressure, from dealing with large patient numbers, to devastating conversations with families regarding those patients, as well as managing a novel disease. The rota alongside this has been relentless, compassing constant 13 hour day and night shifts to ensure constant care. Him and his colleagues constant hard work and dedication during this time has ensured the best outcome for a large number of patients. Amazing work!
Pravesh Dhanilall has worked tirelessly during this pandemic. He has co-ordinated the corona virus testing the past 4 months, working long hours, weekends and holidays to get the job done.
I would like to nominate Rupal Ragha a private tutor, who from the minute schools were closed decided to offer free lessons online to anyone in the world. She hosted daily sessions initially and is continuing them online. She asks children what topics they would like to cover and then explains these in detail. She also leaves the lesson up for those who want to read it at a later date. She stepped up to the plate when the world needed it. She is a hero
I would like to nominate 17 year old caring person Fabio Mills. He was on the bus when he realised there was a lady on the bus who
was pregnant and unconscious, he was surprised that no one was doing anything as he thought she might have corona virus and in life threatening condition. He informed the driver then felt that he needed to go back to the lady and lay her down on her side and call for help. The ambulance was called and he waited until they arrived and took her safely.
Very proud of what he did and Covid did not stop him from helping the lady to save her and her baby’s life.
We would like to nominate Andy Raju for his guidance, support and advise from his local walking and running group during this difficult covid-19 time. His group is based in Alperton, Wembley called Run with Andy® which has been going on since May 2017.
Andy has frequently been in touch with us either through his whatsapp group video chats, Instagram IGTV video workouts as well providing useful and handy tips from training through this covid-19 pandemic.
He is also featured as one of the People of Wembley Park, and has been doing a great job! https://www.wembleypark.com/person/andy/
Gene & the team
I would like to nominate Keith Harman. He has worked alone for many weeks getting the London Designer Outlet ready for opening and held the fort magnificently, always responding quickly to requests to do things.
I would like to nominate Philip Bermingham. Philip has been instrumental in ensuring the London Designer Outlet is safe and sparkly to ensure everyone’s safety and welfare. Philip has worked tirelessly over the last few months!