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The Help Our Health Heroes fundraising campaign, set up by The Impartial Reporter and Fermanagh Trust has raised over £10,000 through online and offline donations to provide support to frontline health and social care staff and volunteers.
Funds raised will be utilised to purchase Personal Protection Equipment and any objective which appears to the Trustees of Fermanagh Trust to advance the protection of frontline workers. The Help Our Health Heroes Fund is open to organisations and agencies to improve the well-being of health and social care and home care personnel including volunteers. Among the greatest in need currently are those providing community, home-based services to our elderly, ill and vulnerable, these include private and not for profit contracted services.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “A huge thank you to all those who donated to the campaign. Undoubtedly, all the workers have been hugely boosted by the support they have been given by the entire community in this time of crisis and hopefully these donations will contribute towards that. As we as a community come together by staying apart at this most difficult of times, it is clear that our courageous frontline healthcare workers need all the help we can give them and it’s heartening to see so many in the local community and further afield donate to the campaign.
Lauri added “Thanks also to The Impartial Reporter for partnering and publicising the fund and to Nathan Carter who hosted a Facebook live concert as a fundraising effort for the campaign. By addressing the shortage in Personal Protection Equipment this fund will hopefully provide the support that is needed for all the workers throughout our healthcare system to defeat this virus and help them to stay safe. We’re keen now to get the funds on the ground to frontline workers. If your organisation or agency requires support for Health and Social Care workers or volunteers do get in touch with us.”
Expressions of interest for initiatives are currently being accepted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.