In July 2018 we launched a campaign to bring local businesses together to show their appreciation for the staff of the NHS and to celebrate 70 years of care.
The idea would be that the businesses would pledge to purchase a bespoke sharing hamper/s (£70 each) which would then be sent to our local hospital, Broomfield in Chelmsford.
Within 2 weeks we had reached our 70 target and on the 6th August we made a special delivery to the hospital where the 70 hampers were distributed amongst the wards and offices for the staff to enjoy.
Over 3000 unsung heroes were overwhelmed with the generosity and appreciation shown by our local business community, it was a truly humbling day.
We have now had requests to replicate this to other hospitals around the country. We now aim to bring a little ray of sunshine to a total of 70 hospitals. We will continue to ask local businesses in the area of the hospital we are campaigning for to come together, but at the same time we'd like to offer individuals the opportunity to show their appreciation too, from as little as £1.
When we hit our fundraising target we will send 70 hampers from individuals and businesses that have kindly donated. We will also include your name/message in the box too.
All of our lives have been or will be touched in some way by the NHS, they see things on a daily basis that most of us will not see or want to see in a lifetime, so lets rally together and show these unsung heroes how much they mean to us.
So please help us make this a reality and lets lift the mood of the country by spreading some kindness with a simple ‘Thank you’
To date we have delivered 'Thank Yous' to :
Broomfield Hospital Essex
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Colchester Hospital Essex
coming soon, The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
and hopefully with your support, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary
- Bethyn Barrass
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