Sophie Wessex has been volunteering behind the scenes to help frontline NHS workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Countess of Wessex has been making meals for NHS workers once a week.
- She has been secretly volunteering as part of an initiative by British financier, Ian Wace.
- This follows royal news that the Duchess of Cornwall has been helping those who are struggling with loneliness.
How is Sophie Wessex helping during the COVID-19 crisis?
Sophie has been volunteering ‘privately, without any fanfare,’ according to Peregrine Armstrong-Jones, who introduced the royal to the volunteering scheme.
She told the Mail on Sunday, ‘Sophie’s done a fabulous job.
‘She’s got stuck into everything, cooking, prep work and cleaning.
‘She’s done it privately, without any fanfare, and the staff think she’s incredible.
‘The team here are giving everything and it’s been a real boost to morale.’
Volunteers and staff from MealForce are supervised by professional chef Mark Brown as they prepare two meals a day for NHS frontline workers in the kitchens of the Marshall Wace headquarters in London.
The Countess of Wessex wore gloves, a face mask and an apron as she prepared vegetables, wraps and lemon and raspberry tarts last week.
This isn’t the first time Sophie has helped out those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this month, Sophie visited homelessness charity The Hope Hub.
Sophie, who is mum to Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, packed and delivered food parcels to those that the charity is helping.
The Hope Hub’s chief executive, Mags Mercer, said, ‘It was a joy to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex on Thursday to The Hope Hub in Camberley.
‘To meet staff and volunteers and help pack emergency food parcels for vulnerable clients who are in temporary accommodation during COVID-19 and would otherwise be homeless.’
Amazing work, Countess of Wessex!