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NHS Charities Together provides a forum for nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaigns, provides advice and guidance to its members, bespoke conferences and training days covering issues and development opportunities for NHS Charities, as well as access to on line resources and support through exclusive member pages on the website. NHS Charities together also provides the collective voice of NHS Charities and impact they make.

Background

NHS Charities

There are more than 250 NHS charities across the UK and most of them focus on helping our hospitals do more. Collectively these charities give £1 million every day to the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster. In recent years NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment at our hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most. 

They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff, brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities. Other NHS charities support mental health trusts, community health trusts and ambulance trusts. 

These vital funds and services are above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide, touching lives and making a huge difference to millions of people when they are at their most vulnerable. 

LATEST NEWS AND BLOGS

It’s time to step up the support

It’s time to step up the support

We have made a £12m urgent fund available immediately to all NHS charities in areas dealing with a surge in cases and hospital admissions. With £50,000 available for each NHS charity, they can direct the money towards whatever will make the biggest difference for the staff, volunteers and patients they support.

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NHS staff say thank you for Covid-19 Appeal funding

NHS staff say thank you for Covid-19 Appeal funding

Hundreds of NHS charities throughout the UK are receiving Covid-19 Appeal funding and The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity has shared a thank you video as a show of gratitude for their recent grant to support their BAME and Hidden Communities programmes.

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Our Covid-19 Appeal in numbers

Our Covid-19 Appeal in numbers

The figures are huge, from the fundraising total to the number of individuals and new projects that are being supported. And we’d like to say an even bigger thank you to every one of our donors, fundraisers and supporters who are helping us to make a difference.

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NHS staff star in M&S campaign

NHS staff star in M&S campaign

Marks and Spencer is highlighting how donations are helping after the retailer raised a phenomenal £6.4million for our Covid-19 Appeal. Matron Suzanne Vickers explains how her patients were able to say their last goodbyes using iPads funded by generous donations.

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Getting donations to NHS charities

Getting donations to NHS charities

Last week week we hit an unbelievable milestone. Following our announcement that the Covid Appeal has raised an astounding £130 million, how the donations are getting to NHS charities so they can support staff, volunteers and patients.

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Representing the people and communities we support

Representing the people and communities we support

We’re asking our members to submit applications with a particular focus on support for people disproportionately affected by the Covid crisis, such as BAME patients and staff and other groups including those with disabilities.

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£100million raised for COVID-19 Urgent Appeal

£100million raised for COVID-19 Urgent Appeal

Phenomenal milestone reached within six weeks as a result of amazing fundraising initiatives including Captain Tom Moore’s, t-shirt sales, charity singles, fun runs and more. But the work is not done yet.

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Happy 100th birthday Captain Tom Moore

Happy 100th birthday Captain Tom Moore

From NHS Charities Together and on behalf of our member NHS charities, we salute Captain Tom, a record-breaking fundraiser who’s touched the nation with his determination and raised tens of millions of pounds for our Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.

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Run for Heroes raises £4.6million and counting for Urgent Appeal

Run for Heroes raises £4.6million and counting for Urgent Appeal

Set up with an initial target to generate £5,000, more than £4million has already been raised by Run for Heroes. 900,000 people, including our CEO Ellie Orton, take part in 5 x 5 x 5 fundraiser in solidarity with NHS heroes working on the frontline in the face of the coronavirus.

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#PlayersTogether

#PlayersTogether

This is a fantastic initiative from the Premier League players that will raise vital funds for our Appeal but will also inspire many others to give donations as well.

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Great British Campout raises £90,000 in eight days

Great British Campout raises £90,000 in eight days

Thousands of campers across the UK slept in their tents, lounges and camper vans for our Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, raising a fantastic £90,000 in eight days for NHS staff, volunteers and carers. The fundraiser proved so popular another is being planned.

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Morrisons celebrates NHS with ‘Gingerbread Hero’

Morrisons celebrates NHS with ‘Gingerbread Hero’

Say hello to a gingerbread ‘NHS hero’. Decorated in blue scrubs and sporting a stethoscope, the specially crafted gingerbread is available to buy in all Morrisons Cake Shop counters with all profits going to our Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.

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Virtual Grand National supports Covid-19 Urgent Appeal

Virtual Grand National supports Covid-19 Urgent Appeal

This year’s Grand National has gone virtual and The Jockey Club has launched an unprecedented “My Stake For Their Sake” campaign. It encourages millions of Grand National fans to donate what they would have wagered on this year’s race to help raise vital funds for the NHS.

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Flying the flag for the NHS

Flying the flag for the NHS

Say a big thank you and show your support for NHS staff and volunteers by joining a host of famous faces flying the flag with a downloadable design from ThankYouFlag.com.

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NHS Covid-19 appeal reaches over £15million in 5 days

NHS Covid-19 appeal reaches over £15million in 5 days

The NHS charities National COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL launched on Monday by NHS Charities Together reached over £15million within its first 5 days.  The appeal supports hospital staff and volunteers at the frontline caring for Covid-19 patients.  Thank you to XTX Markets...

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Tiny hands, big hearts

Tiny hands, big hearts

 A nine-month old who defied odds when she was born premature, has had a hand in raising over £600 for charity.  Lottie-Beau weighed just over 700 grams when she was born three months early and her family have since raised money for local NHS charity Blue Skies...

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Poems from the Heart of the NHS

Poems from the Heart of the NHS

NHS Charities Together are elated to announce the launch of 'These Are the Hands - Poems from the Heart of the NHS’ in March 2020. These poems give a unique insight into the real experiences of the people at the heart of the NHS, caring for us from the moment of birth...

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Happy Christmas from the National ‘Elf’ Service

Happy Christmas from the National ‘Elf’ Service

NHS Charity Blue Skies (the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) held its annual festive fun run this month, beginning at Blackpool Zoo before the runners jingled their way around Heron’s Reach. Teams representing NHS workers, local...

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NHS at the top of the (apple) tree!

NHS at the top of the (apple) tree!

Last month, an annual Brand Relevance Index, run by a leading brand and marketing consultancy, found the NHS to be the most relevant brand in the UK. It found that our National Health Service is more relevant to the UK public than Spotify, Netflix and Sony...

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