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coronavirus crisis

Charity launches urgent appeal to help ‘hospital heroes’

A charity has launched an urgent appeal for donations to help staff at the Royal United Hospitals Bath get through the coronavirus crisis.

The Forever Friends Appeal is looking to support the emotional health and wellbeing of hospital staff by providing ongoing care packages and vital equipment to Critical Care, the Emergency Department teams and the many other wards, departments and staff who are directly affected.

Since the Help Your Hospital Heroes appeal was launched it has already raised almost £10,000. With this, The Forever Friends Appeal has begun purchasing some of the items needed for care packages, as well as looking at other urgent requests from wards and departments. It is working closely with the hospital to ensure it is able to coordinate and deliver support to staff as quickly as possible.

Many local businesses have also kindly donated bulk items to include in the care packages.

Chief Executive James Scott said: “It is heart-warming to see all the support and acts of kindness already flooding in for our NHS staff in Bath.

“To everyone that has already contributed – thank you, and to those of you thinking of making a gift, we really value your help in these uncertain times.”

To donate online, visit the charity’s website and if you are a local company able to help with quantities of over 100, please give The Forever Friends Appeal a call on 01225 825691 to discuss. For more information about the charity, visit foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk