Tyson Fury has donated sports drinks to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust for staff fighting coronavirus.

The trust revealed on twitter that the boxer donated 25,000 drinks to help keep staff "fighting fit" while they work to save Covid-19 patients.

In a tweet, the trust said: "Huge thanks to @Tyson_Fury for the donation of sports drinks to help keep our staff fighting fit while slogging it out with #coronavirus.

"It's certainly got our Inclusion & Diversity manager Arfan swinging!"

Watford FC is also supporting the trust by making space available for training and meetings whilst Watford General Hospital's own training rooms are at full capacity.

The club has also offered space for donations.

Among donations that have been flooded to the hospital include cakes, curry and caffeinated drinks.

Sofia Sheikh, the charity director of the West Herts Hospital charity Raise said: “The treats for staff have been very well received and we have been humbled by the kindness and affection of the local community.

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“We have also been delighted to see such a good response to our Covid-19 appeal. It’s now at £5,000. Giving us money is a brilliant way to help.

"For instance, £8,000 would buy safe and cleanable covers for the i-pads that have been donated to help our patients keep in touch with loved ones whilst visiting is not allowed. We now urgently need to buy covers that are approved by our infection control team so that patients can use the i-pads safely.

"So please do consider going online to www.raisewestherts.org.uk/west-herts-covid-19-appeal or to donate on www.justgiving.com/campaign/westhertscovidappeal to help to make this happen.”

She added that it is "incredibly important" that donations do not come straight to the hospital.

Instead, from today donations are now being accepted at Vicarage Road stadium.