NHS Charities Together Praises our Superstars

17th Jun, 20 / First Blue Healthcare

In May we posted about two of our superstars who set themselves the challenge of a daily bleep test (no mean feat!). Now, their efforts have been recognised and praised by the NHS Charities Together CEO. In her letter she said "Your donations have made a huge difference and have provided NHS staff and volunteers across the country with vital additional support to continue to care for patients during this pandemic.".

There was also personal thanks from two members of staff from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

“Thank you so much for supporting us. We are truly humbled by people's generosity and spirit of kindness. It really makes a difference and staff feel valued and thought about in such a positive way.” - Karen Farrar, Surgical and Anaesthetic Division Matron

“I would like to say ‘thank you’. Not just for your monetary contribution but also for your kind words of support and heartfelt appreciation for the work carried out by NHS staff.” - Errol Brown, Category Manager

We’d also like to send huge praise to you both for such a fantastic achievement and for raising above and beyond your target of £300! If you'd like to donate you can still do so here.

The letter also included the following details about a day of appreciation coming up next month for our wonderful NHS.

On Sunday 5th July – the birthday of the NHS - I would like to invite you to join us in a national moment of appreciation by giving your thanks.

In partnership with NHS England and the Together Coalition we are inviting everyone to come together for the biggest thank you in our history to show our appreciation for all the people who have helped and supported us during this crisis.

At 5pm on the 5th of July please join us in raising a glass, or a cup of tea, in a nationwide offer of thanks and appreciation for all those who have kept us going through such adversity - from NHS workers, volunteers and keyworkers, through to our own friends, family and neighbours.

We’re asking everyone to come outside and join in a clap at 5 o’clock to say ‘thank you’, like many of us have done each Thursday. But this time, after the clapping has ended, to stay out a bit longer; to have a drink, a cuppa or some food; and to spend some time together (at a safe distance, of course) with friends and neighbours.

There will also be time to remember those who have lost their lives on Saturday 4th July, when we are asking everyone to light a candle in their memory.

For more details about the day of appreciation visit the NHS Charities Together website.

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