Ben Westwood tackles NHS hunger

Drew Darbyshire

Ex-England international Ben Westwood is helping out the NHS by feeding staff at Warrington Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 38-year-old hung up his boots at the end of last season following a remarkable playing career that saw him make more than 500 career appearances.

And earlier this year, Westwood launched ‘Super Bennie’s Food Emporium’ – a classic butty van based on a number on industrial sites in the Cheshire town.

Westwood has now put his hand up to help the NHS in their time of need – and he will serve 300 meals over the next two weeks.

He said: “I wanted to do it anyway and then when I spoke to Neil (Kelly, Warrington Wolves Foundation) about it, they wanted to get involved so here we are.

“We are going to do it for the next two Monday’s and feed 300 people.

“There’s not much I can do apart from cook at the minute and to help the NHS staff so I’ll always help wherever I can.

“Its been a good reaction but we aren’t doing it for that, we are doing it to help the NHS who are doing a fantastic job at the minute.”


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