In these challenging times we have turned our hand to helping the nurses and NHS staff at the Children’s Centre in a different way.
We launched a campaign on social media called Find a Fiver to keep raising funds for the Pied Piper.
While we have had to postpone many of our fundraising events until the Autumn we have been creatively looking at other ways to keep donations coming into the charity so that we can help the NHS and the children they are caring for. Many charities are finding it very hard right now and we were overwhelmed by the kindness of people in Gloucestershire in response to our appeal.
Kelly from the office has been coordinating purchasing supplies that range from tea and coffee, toiletries, food snacks to books and toys for the children on the ward which are most welcome by the hardworking nurses and parents.
We were proud to deliver a quantity of new webcams that consultants are using to remotely diagnose and consult with children, thereby only coming into hospital if required, thanks to IT Africa. These are invaluable.
We have also given a laptop to Helen Clark who is our hospital liaison manager, which enables her to continue her very important duties remotely.
We also received kind donations for kettles, a fridge freezer, coffee machine and microwave for the staff kitchen working through the night. Thanks to many local businesses including Gillmans, Smartcomms, Dursley Freemasons (Easter eggs) and The Appliance Broker for their generosity.
Find A Fiver is our ongoing appeal and you can donate to our Just Giving page here.