Charity appeal raises £100,000 in four weeks
A Charity Appeal for the staff and patients of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has raised over £100,000 in just four weeks.
The Covid-19 Appeal was launched by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity in March to support staff and patients to ensure Worcestershire’s hospitals can continue to offer the best possible support during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the individuals and businesses of Worcestershire, the enormous figure has been raised within a month. Some of the donations have been put towards funding hardware and equipment to provide ‘virtual visiting’ for the relatives of families who have a loved one in hospital with Covid-19.
In addition to the funds donated to the charity, a huge amount of non-perishable food and drinks have been donated to allow the opening of two Staff Wellbeing Shops, giving hardworking staff the opportunity to get hold of snacks and other essentials to support them before, during or after their shift. Local seamstresses have also been volunteering to resize hospital scrubs and other protective equipment for staff.
Staff in Worcestershire’s hospitals have already treated hundreds of patients with Coronavirus, in addition to the ongoing emergency care and procedures for the most unwell patients. The charitable donations provide excellent support for these staff who are going above and beyond in extremely challenging circumstances to save lives across the county.
Jason Levy from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity said: “The charity has been overwhelmed by the incredible support from the Worcestershire community. We are working really hard to ensure those offers are acknowledged, appreciated and redirected to where the need is greatest for patients and staff. The impact of donations allows us to fund those simple things that are making a huge difference to staff morale and wellbeing, as well as funding substantive items such as iPads that are helping keep families together”.
The Charity is still welcoming community volunteers to support in Worcestershire’s hospitals if you are not in a high-risk category. If you would like support with volunteering please go to: www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/ and click ‘Help Our Hospitals’.
If you would like to donate to the emergency appeal please go to:www.justgiving.com/campaign/helpworcsacute