Care for Airedale campaign launched
Airedale Hospital has asked people to show their love for their NHS heroes as this week it launches its ‘Care for Airedale’ campaign, all in response to the huge outpouring of support for its staff from the local community.
The campaign wants to raise funds for items that are above and beyond what the NHS provides and to support their employees at a time when they need it most. These will include hand creams, drinks and snacks and care packs including toiletries.
Jodie Hearnshaw, Fundraising Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said:
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19 we have been absolutely overwhelmed and inundated with offers of help and support for our amazing staff. We’ve already had so many deliveries of food and treats from local businesses and our staff are incredibly grateful. What we want to do now is give people a simple way to help if they want to, we all know that everyone is going to need our staff during these extraordinary times as they work tirelessly to care for loved ones in our communities. Please support us if you can.”
To donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/careforairedale
The Trust will also be paying this kindness forward to their local communities by supporting local foodbanks, virtual visiting and care packs for patients staying at the hospital whose families cannot get to them at this time, and any funds remaining after the outbreak will continue to be used for the support of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.