Coronavirus: Airedale Hospital launches 'Care for Airedale' campaign

Coronavirus: Airedale Hospital launches 'Care for Airedale' campaign

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:15pm 25th March 2020. (Updated at 1:17pm 25th March 2020)

Airedale Hospital is asking people to supply essential items for their workers.  

  • Airedale Hospital is asking people to show support for their workers.  
  • The hospital has launched its ‘Care for Airedale’ campaign.
  • The campaign will raise funds for essential items like hand creams, drinks and snacks.

The hospital has launched its ‘Care for Airedale’ campaign in response to the huge outpouring of support for its staff from the local community.

The campaign wants to raise funds for essential items that are above and beyond what the NHS provides.   These will include hand creams, drinks and snacks and care packs including toiletries.

The Trust is also supporting local foodbanks, virtual visiting and care packs for patients staying at the hospital whose families cannot get to them.  Any funds remaining after the outbreak will continue to be used for the support of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. 

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.”  

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