URGENT APPEAL: Donate today and help our hospitals fight COVID-19

URGENT APPEAL: Donate today and help our hospitals fight COVID-19

20 March 2020

URGENT APPEAL: Donate today and help our hospitals fight COVID-19
Imperial Health Charity is today launching an urgent fundraising appeal to help our hospitals fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund will support hospital staff on the front line of our NHS as well as helping the most vulnerable patients cope with sudden and unexpected financial pressures.

You can support our appeal by making a donation today.

Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, said: “The spread of COVID-19 is affecting all of our lives – and while we make sense of this new reality, our NHS is under extreme pressure.

“During this extremely challenging period, we are determined to do everything we can to support our NHS staff.

“With your support, we will provide emergency funds to help hospital staff cope with the extraordinary demands of fighting the virus as well as those vulnerable patients who are suddenly facing significant financial difficulties as a result of their time in hospital.

“Please give whatever you can to help our hospitals fight COVID-19.”

As the dedicated charity for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we will focus our support on the Trust’s five London hospitals – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and the Western Eye.

Recently, we’ve funded major redevelopments, equipment and medical research to help our hospitals. But right now we’re thinking about the people who need us most – our dedicated hospital staff and our most vulnerable patients.

That’s why we’ve set up a special relief fund that will help those who have been affected by the virus in their hour of need.

How can I support the appeal?

To donate online, please visit our appeal page.

To donate by text:

Text HELPTHENHS followed by the amount you’d like to donate to 70085
So, text HELPTHENHS 5 to give £5, HELPTHENHS 10 to give £10, HELPTHENHS 20 to give £20.

To discuss your donation in confidence, please call our Director of Development, Hayley Pannick, on 020 3857 9852.

For further advice on supporting our appeal, please email fundraising@imperialcharity.org.uk or call 020 3640 7766.