The All England Club says it would donate 200 parts of strawberries to workers on the entrance line of the coronavirus pandemic every single day.
General view of Court three on the All England Lawn Tennis Club. (Reuters Photo)
- The cancellation of the Wimbledon 2020 has led to a “berry” huge boon for health care workers
- The All England Club says it would donate 200 parts of strawberries to health workers
- Wimbledon says it’s a “small gesture of appreciation for the devoted service of the NHS”
The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament has led to a “berry” big boon for health care workers in London.
The All England Club says it will donate 200 portions of strawberries to workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day.
The club says more than 26,000 strawberries that would have been used for Wimbledon are being prepared by staff for delivery.
Wimbledon says it is a “small gesture of appreciation for the dedicated service of the NHS during what would have been The Championships Fortnight.”
Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since World War II because of the pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Monday.
The link between Wimbledon and strawberries is muddy but the main theory has to do with timing. Strawberry season in Britain just happens to coincide with the tennis tournament.
Cream is optional.