A city centre restaurant is donating crates of their ‘flu slayer’ juice to a North Staffordshire baby ward in a bid to help prevent nurses becoming ill.

Gemma Bloor and Steve Armstrong, who own North Kitchen and Bar on Piccadilly, Hanley, launched a delivery service for the immune-boosting juices this week.

And the kind-hearted couple have also donated 70 bottles to Royal Stoke University Hospital, where they will be shared around the baby ward to refresh busy nurses.

Gemma, aged 41, from Adderley Green, created the flu slayer for herself many years ago, and the immune-boosting drink has been highly requested on her menu.

She said: “I used to make the flu slayer for myself for years whenever I was feeling under the weather, so I started making them more frequently to prevent me from feeling ill.

“When we started the business, it was initially a juice-based business and they had to go on the menu.

“I didn’t know people would love them as much as I do, but six years on and they’re still a best-seller.”

North have launched their ‘flu slayer juice pack’ available for delivery, following the spread of coronavirus.

The juice - with ingredients including orange, lemon and ginger - soothes sore throats and boosts immune systems, as well as aids digestion.

Packs are available from £20, and the team are offering free delivery on the anti-inflammatory juice.

Gemma added: “During the pantomime every year, the whole cast live on them, and Jonathan Wilkes said he swears they helped him through the performances.

“There are a lot of benefits in using Mother Nature and natural remedies, and whilst I can’t say they slay the flu, they do make you feel much better.”

Steve dropped off some of the ‘flu slayer’ juices at the hospital to thank the NHS staff for their hard work during these difficult weeks.

Gemma said: “We thought it would be a good idea as the nurses must be worried themselves about illness.

“We thought it would be a nice gesture so that they know someone is caring about them for a change.

“My son, Harry, was two months early, and stayed on the ward for a while. If he was there now I’d be worried as a mum.”

For more information on the flu slayer, and North’s delivery service, visit their website here.

Article by Bethan Shufflebotham, Stoke-on-Trent Live




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