The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has launched
an urgent fundraising appeal encouraging the public to support the town’s dedicated
NHS staff through the Coronavirus crisis.
Colleagues from across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
are pulling together in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 epidemic to care
for your families, friends and neighbours and they need your support now more
The Rotherham NHS Superheroes campaign aims to raise funds
for care packages, refreshments and treats during busy shifts, hotel
accommodation and access to health and well-being initiatives to boost morale.
Martin Havenhand, Chairman of the Trust, said: “Our
colleagues in the community and at Rotherham Hospital are working around the
clock to deal with the immense pressures the NHS is currently facing due to
Covid-19. Everyone from doctors and nurses on the front line to porters,
cleaners, support and administration staff are showing such initiative and
determination to get us through this difficult period – we’re incredibly proud
of our workforce and which we value greatly.
“We have been humbled with many requests to support our
colleagues – we know you are as proud of them as we are. Launching the
Rotherham NHS Superheroes campaign will hopefully inspire people to continue to
support them in whatever way they can.
“Colleagues have been fuelled during busy shifts with
donations of takeaway food, offered lifts to work so they can avoid public
transport and extra resources such as masks and hand gel have been much
“Thank you for the support you have given so far. We wanted
to make it as easy as possible to support your NHS in the next few weeks and
“The easiest way to help is to donate online – every penny
counts. You might consider making a small donation instead of that trip to the
cinema, your daily coffee or meal out.”
The public can support the Rotherham NHS Superheroes
Campaign in various ways:
(these will allow our staff and patients to stay in touch with their loved ones
via video messaging.)
such a chocolate, fruit, breakfast bars, sandwiches, porridge and noodle pots
and other healthy snacks
toiletry packs for colleagues staying away from home at short notice
equipment (particularly long-sleeved aprons)
activity books (pencils, crayons colouring and sticker books) and small
- You can also
support our colleagues by sending us your messages of support. It’s a
tough time for everyone in the NHS right now and it’s wonderful to know
you are thinking of us. You can message us on Twitter via @TRFT_Charity,
on Facebook or by sending letters and pictures to: the Rotherham Hospital
and Community Charity, Rotherham Hospital, Corporate Secretariat-Level D,
Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD.
you can donate
We want to keep the general public, our patients and our
staff safe, so if you are planning on bringing any donations to Rotherham
Hospital, please get in touch with the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity
by contacting Suzanne Rutter, Charity Engagement and Development Manager, on
01709 426821 or via email@example.com.
The charity will be able to work with you to arrange a safe
drop-off point. We can then make sure any donations are distributed fairly
across our teams in the community and at Rotherham Hospital.