When the coronavirus pandemic started we launched an appeal to ask for donations to support our frontline staff – your local NHS Heroes.
Our community were amazing and provided support through donations and gifts in kind to acknowledge the fact that our wonderful NHS staff went above and beyond to take care of you and your loved ones during this global emergency.
As a result we set up a staff health and wellbeing fund to provide not only support to our staff during the crisis; but also beyond providing a long lasting legacy for our staff to be thanked and supported in the future.
Alongside this the charity received grants through NHS Charities Together to support our staff and patients.
We received such amazing generosity from so many businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals. Support came in the form of both donations and fundraisers, often inspired by Captain Sir Tom, to do something positive during lockdown. From Thursday night clapping, to garden marathons, head shaves, rainbow weeks and dinosaur walks, it has been humbling to know how our staff and hospitals are loved, and we thank everyone who has supported us.