Celebrating and giving back to the people who continue to go above and beyond to support the NHS in the war against Covid is at the very core of Christopher Bennett’s vision, and it is hoped that The "Thank You" Pin in aid of NHS Charities Together will raise at least £150,000 for the charity.
The money raised will help NHS Charities Together to improve services for patients and help NHS staff practically and emotionally, so they can continue with their vital life-saving work.
Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together, comments “I love this project and want to thank Chris and the team at TMB Art Metal for everything they have done to raise funds for our Covid appeal. This new pin design is fantastic and a lovely tribute to the NHS staff who have worked so tirelessly to keep us all safe and well throughout the pandemic. I urge people to buy one, as it will mean we can do even more to support all NHS staff, volunteers and patients caught up in all this.”
About NHS Charities Together
NHS Charities Together is the national charity caring for the NHS. They are the independent national charity partner of the NHS and an umbrella organisation made up of 240 NHS member charities based within hospitals, mental health trusts, ambulance trusts, community health trusts and health boards across the UK.
The funds raised by NHS Charities Together enable the health service to go above and beyond what would otherwise be possible. Through their member charities they fund projects that improve services for patients and they help NHS staff and volunteers both practically and emotionally so that they can continue with their vital life-saving work.
They believe their collective mission is more important than ever as the NHS faces the most challenging time in its history, and they have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt support from across the nation to get behind the NHS during this critical time.
Funds raised through our Covid-19 appeal have reached the length and breadth of the UK through every one of their 240 member charities, and they have made a huge difference on the ground, both to address the immediate needs of patients and staff and to support the longer-term recovery of the NHS.
Projects funded have included bereavement support for patients, counselling for staff, research into Long Covid and Covid treatment, keeping isolated patients connected with loved ones using technology, funding specialist equipment, and funding thousands of emergency response volunteers to improve patient outcomes and take pressure off the ambulance service.