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Community raises over £30,000 to support hospital charity in fight against COVID-19

In less than a month, our community has raised more than £30,000 to support us in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Princess Alexandra Hospitals' Charity launched a dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) charity appeal last month, and has already seen £30,147 donated by 274 supporters.

The teams at the hospital are extremely grateful and delighted by this hugely generous outpouring of support for our amazing people who are working so hard to deliver outstanding care and to keep people safe.

During these unprecedented times in the fight against COVID-19, the help and support of patients, visitors, family and friends is crucial. We have received many gifts to share with our people, which have been really well received. The teams at the hospital have also been asked by many if they can make a donation.

In response to these requests, the hospital’s charity created a JustGiving page, as a simple and fast way to donate. Our community are encouraged to please continue to support their local hospital via this page.

John Keddie, non-executive director at PAHT, chairs The Princess Alexandra Hospitals’ Charity.

He said: “It is overwhelming to see such a significant sum raised in a short time. It is testament to the level of support our amazing people have in the local community.

“All donations to the PAHT charity are used to directly enhance the experience and wellbeing of our patients and staff, and all funds raised go directly to the hospital.

“We are so thankful to everyone who has donated – every penny contributes to our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).”

Ogechi Emeadi, director of people, organisational development and communications, said: “It is astonishing to see the donations rise sharply every week and we are truly grateful to everyone who is thinking about our teams at this difficult time.

“Please also continue to share your kind words with our teams, as this means so much to us all.”

You can access the COVID-19 charity appeal page by visiting:

You can also share your words of thanks with hospital staff by calling the patient experience team on 01279 827084 or emailing

Thank you to you all at work in these tough times. You are all brilliant trying so save lives and trying to beat this horrible virus. Without you we don’t know where we would be now. Love to you all in these challenging times for our NHS.