Nej has been overwhelmed by the backing HEROES has received, from its team of 30 volunteers and the money donated so far to the enthusiasm of his Barclays colleagues. ‘As soon as I mentioned starting HEROES, I’ve had nothing but support and offers of help from people all over the company, which has made me feel really proud to work for Barclays,’ he says.
HEROES is now focused on forging more partnerships so it can continue to support NHS workers as the pandemic progresses. ‘This was never just about responding to the immediate crisis,’ Nej says. ‘It was about doing what we could as soon as we could, but also understanding what people will need today, tomorrow and in the future so we can be there for them as long as they need us.’