A cash for coffee scheme to show support for NHS staff in Cornwall is proving a great success.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is working in partnership with Mitie and the Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital to deliver the project across the three sites of Royal Cornwall Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital.

The #KindCoffee campaign allows the people of Cornwall to buy a coffee for the NHS staff who will be coping in very challenging circumstances in the coming weeks.

Donations are being invited that will be converted into coffee tokens that will be distributed to staff in the hardest hit areas of the charity’s hospitals. Vouchers for drinks will be available for all staff caring for patients at this time including colleagues, Housekeeping and Catering teams, Ambulance crew, volunteers and many more.

Allister Grant, Medical Director for Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, said: “Over the next few weeks as the Covid-19 epidemic gets worse our staff will be working incredibly hard and often in stressful environments to provide the best care we can to our patients. Under these circumstances the simple kindness of strangers, which this campaign represents, will undoubtedly boost morale.”

Read more about the #KindCoffee campaign here.

How to help  

To donate just one cup of coffee costs £2. Donations to the #KindCoffee campaign can be made online at http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/kindcoffee

Covid-19 Small Grants Fund

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is among member charities eligible to benefit from an NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Small Grants Scheme that is due to launch soon.

The fund exists to support the health and wellbeing of NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.  Through donations to NHS Charities Together Covid-19 urgent appeal, funding provides much needed support above and beyond that which core NHS funding can ordinarily provide.

Find out how you can make a difference to heroes at the frontline of our NHS here.