Leeds-based shoe retailer donates 600 pairs of shoes to thank hard working nurses

Women’s footwear brand Moda in Pelle has donated 600 pairs of trainers worth £45,000 to the hard-working NHS heroes at Leeds St James’s University Hospital and the Leeds General Infirmary.

The Balina trainer was gifted to nurses across the two hospitals to say thank you for the outstanding work they continue to do to care for patients in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Because of the long hours the nurses work, trainers were chosen to provide the comfort they need both on and off-duty.

Yorkshire-born brand Moda in Pelle was established in Leeds in 1975, when it opened its first store on Leeds’ Bond Street.

Speaking of the donation, Moda in Pelle’s Gianni Casagrande said: “Our local NHS heroes are doing an incredible job to keep us all safe and both of the hospitals we’ve chosen are close to our heart.

“While we can never truly repay them for the work they do, we hope this gesture goes a little way in showing the nurses just how much we appreciate them and all that they do.”