A message from the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser:
In just a few weeks Coronavirus [COVID-19] has brought the UK to its knees.
Now more than ever we are reliant on our doctors and nurses in our NHS hospitals. These guardians of the community are serving on the frontline under impossible pressure to save lives.
While the majority of the population are confined to their homes, these heroes are forsaking their own health and wellbeing and putting people like you and I first.
We think it is time for us to say THANK YOU.
The Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser are joining together to raise money for hospital workers at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Andover War Memorial Hospital.
Donations will be given directly to the secretary of the worker's union, Unison to be passed onto hospital staff as they see best, whether it's small grants or gifts, social events, equipment or emotional support and counselling.
At this time of hardship, it is important for us, the community, to bring some joy and happiness to those who are giving us so much.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
UNISON South East Regional Secretary Steve Torrance said: “Whether they are NHS and emergency services staff working directly with patients, or cleaners, caterers and carers keeping our hospitals safe, all these people provide vital support to our communities in this crisis – our members are public service champions and we want to say thank you.
“UNISON is working hard to continue to provide the support our members need in unprecedented times – whether that’s support and guidance on workplace issues around coronavirus, supporting individual members in workplaces across the UK or helping out with welfare concerns.
“It’s amazing to see the support from the community for this work and the appreciation for essential NHS workers, and their union. Thank you to everyone who supports the Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser campaign.”
How to get involved:
Please join the campaign and share this appeal far and wide: #FrontlineThankYouFund
Here is the link to share: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-our-guardian-angels
Send us a picture of you holding up a piece of paper reading #FrontlineThankYouFund and we will print it in next week's paper.
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