Naomi Campbell donates food parcels to Covid-19 workers at London hospital 

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Naomi Campbell teams up with restaurateur to donate 600 food parcels to frontline Covid-19 workers at London hospitalSupermodel Naomi

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Naomi Campbell teams up with restaurateur to donate 600 food parcels to frontline Covid-19 workers at London hospital

  • Supermodel Naomi Campbell, 50, grew up in Streatham, south-west London 
  • She donated 600 pre-packaged food gifts to workers at St George’s Hospital 
  • Campbell teamed up with restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani to prepare packages
  • Model said she is giving back to front line staff because she’s proud of her city 
  • Spokesperson of the Tooting hospital said staff were ‘so grateful’ for the gifts

She might be a supermodel but Naomi Campbell hasn’t forgotten her London roots.

The catwalk queen has teamed up with restaurateur and racing driver Giuseppe Cipriani to donate 600 pre-packaged food gift bags to frontline workers at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Miss Campbell, who grew up in nearby Streatham, is giving back to those putting their lives on the line during the pandemic because she is ‘proud’ of her home city.

‘I wanted to do a little something to show my appreciation for the frontline staff at St George’s, who like so many healthcare professionals across the UK have worked tirelessly around the clock in these difficult times,’ she told the Mail.

Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway for Fendi on 27 January in Paris. Campbell has donated 600 pre-packaged food gift bags to frontline workers at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway for Fendi on 27 January in Paris. Campbell has donated 600 pre-packaged food gift bags to frontline workers at St George’s Hospital in Tooting

‘I am and will always be a proud South London girl. Even though I am far from home right now, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone. 

‘And when it is safe to do so, I look forward to reuniting with my family and loved ones in London. Let’s continue to look out for each other and uplift our strong and amazing NHS heroes.’

Miss Campbell, 50, did something similar last year when she and Cipriani delivered food baskets to those in need across New York City.

Staff nurses work in the corridor in the Acute Dependency Unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London

Staff nurses work in the corridor in the Acute Dependency Unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south-west London

Following the success of that initiative, she is now trying it out on her home soil at a hospital which has faced enormous pressure thanks to its huge intake of Covid patients. 

The food packages contains one pack of tagliolini pasta, one pack of spaghetti, four bottles of virgin Bellini cocktail, one jar of tomato and basil sauce, and one freshly baked peach plum cake.

Molly Simpson, at the St George’s Hospital Charity, said: ‘We are so grateful to Naomi Campbell and Giuseppe Cipriani for their incredible donation towards our staff “welling boxes”. The boxes have created so many smiles amongst our staff.’

Miss Campbell, who has spent much of lockdown in the US, recently appeared on the catwalk in Fendi’s fashion show at Paris Haute Couture week.

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