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Join a National Outpouring of Love to Raise Money for Your Local NHS Heroes

Join a National Outpouring of Love to Raise Money for Your Local NHS Heroes

Date of release: 14 May 2021

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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity is urging people in the West Midlands to join the nation’s biggest tea break on 5th July and help raise money for the incredible people in our NHS who’ve done so much to help everyone get through the pandemic.

Following a year like no other, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity wants as many people as possible to get involved in a national outpouring of love and thanks for NHS staff and volunteers on its birthday by hosting or taking part in an NHS Big Tea at 3pm on Monday, July 5th.

Each event can be in person or virtual, with the community, friends, family or at work, and is a chance to reflect and say thank you for everything that NHS staff and volunteers have done and continue to do, by taking part in the nation’s biggest tea break to raise money for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity.

People can host their own event or they can show their support by taking five minutes to enjoy a tea break, texting £5 to support The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity and tagging five friends on social media and calling on them to do the same. 

Rachel Robinson, Community and Events Fundraiser for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity, said: “We are very grateful to everyone who chooses to host a Big Tea party in support of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity – an organisation which raises money for things over and above what the NHS can provide. Your support can help us to make a real difference to the lives of our patients, their families and our staff.” 

Ellie Orton, CEO of NHS Charities Together, which is behind the NHS Big Tea, said: “Many of us have a lot to be grateful to NHS staff and volunteers for following the year we have had. They have been at the forefront of the response to one of the biggest challenges our country has ever faced. NHS Big Tea is chance to show our support for them by joining a national outpouring of thanks this July.”

To date, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity has received £203,000 thanks to the support from NHS Charities Together. As well as providing additional support, additional patient comforts and patient entertainment during restricted visiting, these grants have been of great benefit for staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Some examples of how the grants were used include the enhancement of the holistic therapy services for staff, as well as the purchase of over fifty picnic benches for staff to use at the New Cross Hospital and Phoenix Centre sites. They are urging the public to take part in the NHS Big Tea and enable the charity to continue supporting NHS staff, volunteers and patients. 

Thousands are expected to host events and NHS Charities Together has produced a pack to help those events go with a swing. To take part and get your pack, please visit www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/about-us/our-charity/

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Notes to Editor

  • About The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity
    Our Charity makes a real difference to our patients, their families and the staff that treat them above and beyond that provided by the NHS through:
    • additional facilities and an improved environment
    • additional equipment that can make a real difference to patient care
    • opportunities for staff training
    • opportunities to further medical knowledge through research
    We support the Trust’s Vision to be an NHS organisation that continually strives to improve the outcomes and experiences for the communities we serve.

  • About NHS Charities Together
    NHS Charities Together is the national charity caring for the NHS. We are the independent national charity partner of the NHS and an umbrella organisation made up of 241 NHS member charities based within hospitals, mental health trusts, ambulance trusts, community health trusts and health boards across the UK.

    The funds raised by NHS Charities Together enable the health service to go above and beyond what would otherwise be possible. Through our member charities we fund projects that improve services for patients and we help NHS staff and volunteers both practically and emotionally so that they can continue with their vital life-saving work.

    We believe our collective mission is more important than ever as the NHS faces the most challenging time in its history. And we have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt support from across the nation to get behind the NHS during this critical time.

    A huge thank you to our amazing supporters – your help is making a huge difference to NHS staff, volunteers and patients.

    More information is available on: www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk

    NHS Charities Together – About grants and funding allocations

    NHS charities are the legal way to raise, manage and distribute charitable funds in the NHS, to enable services to go above and beyond what would usually be possible.

    Over the last year NHS Charities Together has been making grant awards to its member charities in three categories: COVID-19 Urgent response grants, Community Health and Social Care Partnership Grants and Recovery Grants. All grants are approved by NHS Charities Together’s grant assessment panel, made up of independent representatives from across the health sector.

  • For further information, please call Amy Downward on 01902 447297 or email amy.downward@nhs.net
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