SUBWAY franchisee Rachael King is returning to her store in Wilmslow this week to make Subs to help feed NHS workers in ICU wards across Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

Rachael was approached by the organisers of The Big NHS Lunch Box to see if she would be willing to help make six-inch Subs to deliver to the hard-working NHS teams.

Rachael is committed to the fantastic cause and making as many Subs as she can, and has also donated to the cause. The initiative has seen a lot of support, raising more than £3,500 in just 10 days.

Rachael said: “This is a really excellent idea that we are delighted to support.

“Whilst we are not able to open our stores for normal service, we are very happy to donate our resources as a kitchen to prepare food for those working in the ICU wards, who are risking everything to save lives night and day.

“It’s the very least we could do to help support them and keep these heroes fed, and we will keep this going throughout the crisis in support of the donations.”

Rachael hopes to make 1,500 Subs to feed the frontline NHS workers and anyone wishing to donate can search ‘The Big NHS Lunch Box’ in Facebook or visit

The Facebook page said: "These guys and girls are risking everything, saving lives and working as quickly as possible to try and alleviate the ICU capacity issues they are currently faced with. Let’s all dig deep and buy our NHS workers a Subways lunch. We have teamed up with our local Subways so that every day we will empty the piggy bank and buy as many 6” ham and cheese sandwiches as we can and deliver them to our local ICU wards."