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NHS JustGiving page launched to enable people to ‘stand by Northumbria’

Thursday, 09 April, 2020
NHS JustGiving page launched to enable people to ‘stand by Northumbria’

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a JustGiving page to enable people to donate money to benefit its staff and patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Through the trust’s Bright charity, donations via the appeal ‘Standing By Northumbria’ will go towards supporting staff and volunteers’ health and wellbeing and improving patients’ experiences during these challenging times. People are also being given the opportunity to make donations in kind such as small toiletries and food to eat ‘on the go’.

 

All donations will go directly to where help is needed most and Bright is urging anyone who makes a donation to highlight this on social media with the hashtag #StandingByNorthumbria.

 

Sir James Mackey, chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our teams are working incredibly hard, alongside our partners in primary care, local authorities, social care and nursing homes, as well as those caring for people in their own homes, to go above and beyond the call of duty to respond to the increasing demands on our services.

 

“We are immensely grateful and overwhelmed by the support we have already received from individuals, local communities and businesses and we would urge anyone considering donating to the NHS to do so through an official route, such as our ‘Standing By Northumbria’ appeal.

 

“Donations through our Bright charity at any time of the year make a massive difference to our staff, volunteers and patients – something which is extremely important now, and in the weeks and months ahead.

 

“You can be rest assured that every penny we receive will be put to the best use possible and go towards directly benefitting our staff, volunteers and patients, helping us deliver the highest quality of care across Northumberland and North Tyneside.”

 

To donate money visit www.justgiving.com/NHCCF or send a cheque payable to ‘Northumbria Healthcare Charity’ to:

 

Bright Charity Office

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

7-8 Silver Fox Way

Cobalt Business Park

North Tyneside

NE27 0QJ

 

To donate small toiletries and food to eat ‘on the go’ contact brightcharity@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk or call 0191 203 1351.

 

The launch of the JustGiving page follows a call-out from Northumbria Healthcare last week for volunteers to provide an extra pair of helping hands – if you are fit and able and between the ages of 16 and 68 and would like to get involved email volunteers@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk


Media contact:

Jaclyn Curry – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

0191 203 1654 / 07833 046680

jaclyn.curry@northumbria.nhs.uk

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