Covid-19 Relief Fund: thank you for your support

Covid-19 Relief Fund: thank you for your support

20 July 2020

Covid-19 Relief Fund: thank you for your support
Over the last few months, the NHS has faced its greatest ever challenge - but thanks to you, we've been able to support our remarkable hospital heroes every step of the way.

We launched an urgent fundraising appeal - the Covid-19 Relief Fund - at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak to help vulnerable patients and hard-working NHS staff worst affected by the impact of the pandemic.

And in their hour of need, you stepped forward to lend a helping hand.

Thanks to your generous donations and incredible fundraising feats, we've raised more than £2 million to respond to the virus.

This phenomenal show of support for our NHS has enabled us to provide emergency support at the peak of the crisis as well as helping our hospitals recover and rebuild in the long term.

By supporting patients and staff, we've been making a big impact during this unprecedented time - and we've also been working with our hospitals to understand how we can provide the best possible support beyond the here and now, and long into the future.

You can read more about how we've helped our hospitals respond to the coronavirus pandemic here.

Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, said: "The last few months has been an incredibly challenging time for us all, but at this moment of national crisis we've seen a remarkable resolve and generosity of spirit from all our fundraisers and supporters.

"On behalf of everyone at Imperial Health Charity, I would like to say a huge thank you for your unwavering support and dedication." 

Fuelling the front line

We also want to say thank you to the many local businesses, restaurants and suppliers who donated food, drinks and other essential items to keep our NHS heroes going throughout the peak of the pandemic. 

We received phenomenal support from dozens of donors who delivered thousands of hot meals, lorry loads of bottled drinks and energy-boosting snacks.

In particular, we'd like to say thank you to LEON, Salute the NHS, Soul Aid, London Irish Rugby Club, Hospitality for Heroes, Deliveroo, The Caring Foundation/Annabel's and #FeedNHS for their extraordinary support over several months.

You can read much more about our Covid-19 Relief Fund and the support we've provided to help our hospitals respond to the pandemic in our Focus magazine.