A CORONAVIRUS survivor is among the selfless Sun readers who have donated to our campaign to raise £1million for the NHS staff fighting the pandemic.
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Our readers have already selflessly donated £106,812.04 since the appeal started.
The Sun — which each year celebrates our amazing hospital workers in our Who Cares Wins Awards — is donating £50,000.
One reader who said they endured “seven days of utter hell” to beat the killer bug has donated to our campaign.
They wrote: “After going through over seven days of utter hell with this awful disease, words cannot express how selfless our NHS heroes are.
“They all deserve medals for putting themselves at risk each day. They are all modern-day angels.”
One Sun reader who tragically lost a loved one to the virus wrote: “Having just lost a family member to covid-19. A small thank you for the NHS.”
An elderly couple who also donated to the Who Cares Win appeal wrote: “My partner and I are in our 70s and we hope our donation will help to save just one life. We will be very. very happy.”
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Our Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff — from providing food and care packs to giving them somewhere to sit and rest.
We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in its urgent Covid-19 Appeal to make sure the money gets to health workers who need it.
We are asking readers to help us raise at least another £1million for this vital fund.
If you are working from home why not donate some of the money you have saved on train fares or fuel for the car since lockdown began last month.
Why not go online and give cash you would have spent on coffee and lunches to this vital appeal.
Model Caprice Bourret has joined stars including Claudia Winkleman, Amanda Holden, Anthony Joshua, Lorraine Kelly and Linda Lusardi — who has herself seen off Covid-19 — to help our heroic NHS staff during the pandemic.
Generous readers have left touching messages to our brave heroes fighting the killer bug.
One wrote: “My heart is bursting with pride for each and everyone of you. Your kindness, love and dedication is off the scale. God bless you all.”
One couple wrote: “We would just like to say how much we admire the selfless acts of kindness that you all do day in and day out without a thought for your own safety. Lets beat this together.”
Another reader added: “If everyone gave just a pound in this country that would be £60m please give guys they are putting their lives on the line for us.”
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BRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.
But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?
The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.
The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.
We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.
The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.
No matter how little you can spare, please donate today here
One 78-year-old donor wrote: “I have never seen anything like this virus.
“The Sun newspaper is the very best and we will gladly give money to help all those wonderful people in the NHS.
“To you and many behind the scenes who help us live. God bless you all.”
Every penny you give will go to NHS Charities Together, which supports 240 health service charities around the UK, to aid our brave carers.
Less than two weeks ago they launched a national appeal to raise millions to provide much-needed support for NHS staff and volunteers caring for thousands of Covid-19 sufferers.
The money will go to local hospital charities to pay for essential supplies of food, drinks, overnight wash kits, sleep pods, furniture for staff rest areas and grocery boxes to take home to their families.
Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, said: “Thank you to The Sun and your generous readers for helping us to help NHS workers during this emergency.
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“We are distributing funds to NHS charities that have moved heaven and earth to rapidly put in place the extra support for NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19 crisis.”
You can help celebrate our matchless NHS at The Sun’s fourth annual Who Cares Wins awards.
We will honour individuals and teams who are facing the unprecedented health crisis on our behalf. Nominations for the 2020 awards will open soon.
WHAT OUR HEROES NEED HELP WITH ON THE FRONTLINE:
- KING’S College Hospital Charity has used donations to build wellbeing hubs in its two London hospitals. Staff at King’s College and the Princess Royal can take a break out of the heavy protective equipment, eat and chat. The charity is providing hardworking staff with groceries, shaving kits and even knickers paid for from donations.
- THE West Herts Hospitals Charity has asked the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 fund for money to pay for 250 iPads so isolated patients can Facetime or Skype relatives banned from visiting wards during the crisis. They also need money to set up a “chill out area” to allow staff on minimum 12-hour shifts to wind down. Wellbeing packs with gifts, chocolate, hand cream, lip balm and toiletries are being handed out to frontline workers.
- HOSPITALS of North Midlands asked for £5,000 from the Covid-19 fund to help boost morale for 12,000 staff and 700 volunteers at the Royal Stoke Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford. They want to give Care to Share packs of food from local shops and wash kits to workers in 100 wards and departments. A spokesman said: “Staff feel the impact to their health of long hours without access to basic food, drink and hygiene goods.”
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