NHS Charities Together
The NHS Charities National Covid-19 Urgent Appeal was launched to acknowledge and support NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19 across the country. The campaign was put together in liaison with national health service bodies, NHS Charities Together member charities and board.
The money raised is funding grants to help NHS charities support NHS staff, volunteers and patients in ways above and beyond what NHS funding can ordinarily provide, including wellbeing packs, rest and recuperation rooms, electronic tablets for isolated patients to communicate to loved ones. The funds will also resource vital care partnerships and longer term mental health recovery of staff and families.
We are immensely grateful to have the support from #PinYourThanks in raising money for NHS Charities Together and helping the public give unsung heroes a long-lasting thank you. Donations from the organisation will be used by NHS charities to support staff volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19.
Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together
We are delighted to support the #PinYourThanks initiative. People volunteering their time to help each other in communities throughout the UK has saved countless lives in the most difficult of circumstances. We have a lot to be thankful for to the huge numbers of people volunteering to keep us all safe and well, and #PinYourThanks is such a simple, visible and effective way we can all pass on our gratitude to the individuals who have made our lives that much easier in difficult times.
Paul Reddish, Chief Executive of Volunteering Matters
Before the coronavirus epidemic, Volunteering Matters ran over 100 volunteering programmes, partnering with local communities to overcome adversity, tackle social isolation and loneliness, improve health, develop skills and opportunity and make sure young people can lead change.
Volunteering Matters is now supporting the Covid-19 response efforts in communities throughout the UK.