Duchess of York reveals sweet way she is supporting NHS staff amid coronavirus outbreak

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The Duchess of York has revealed how she is supporting NHS workers as coronavirus spreads through the country.

The Duchess of York has been a big supporter of the NHS during this past week as they struggle to keep up with demand amid the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

And now the Duchess has revealed the sweet gesture she has made to support medical workers throughout the country as COVID-19 sweeps the nation.

Revealing the gesture to her hundreds of thousands of followers, she wrote on Instagram, ‘I am delighted to be working with @lovecocoa.

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This weekend, they will be donating chocolate to @nhsenglandldn workers around the UK, from every product sold on their website.

‘It is wonderful to see a British company supporting the hospitals and these incredible workers.

‘In addition to that, for every chocolate bar sold in 2020, Love Cocoa will be planting a new tree in Cameroon #coronavirus #nhs #lovecocoa #UK’.

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The lovely gesture comes after Duchess Sarah spoke out in support of key workers across the country.

The royal took to her Instagram page with a reshare of another social media user’s image that read, ‘To the NHS staff, the nurses and doctors, the teachers and exhausted supermarket shelf stackers. Thank you’.

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Writing alongside her post that she ‘totally agreed’ with the snap, she added, ‘The NHS, doctors, nurses and all the medical teams are doing unbelievable work and we need to support them as best we can #coronavirus’.

She was met with a hoard of support from followers who utterly agreed that the country's key workers have been indispensable in this worldwide crisis.

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