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Tap For Our NHS Heroes Appeal

The COVID-19 pandemic has put NHS services under unprecedented pressure, and over the last year our SCFT teams have responded to the challenge. Can you help us to continue supporting them as they go above and beyond to provide excellent care?

To be able to provide extra support, we need to raise unrestricted funds, these are donations made to our general pot which can be used to spend to pay for a wide variety of fantastic projects. The good news? We have an incredible community behind us to help us increase awareness of our charity and raise much needed funds – and it all starts with a tap!


Use your mobile to tap for our NHS heroes

We want you to ‘tap’ for our NHS heroes in whatever way you can – every tap supports us to support them. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Tap the ‘Start Fundraising’ button - Visit our JustGiving campaign and tap the big orange button to set up a fundraising page – ask your family and friends to sponsor a challenge like quitting sugar, walking 100,000 steps in a week, or learning to tap dance. Need some ideas? Just tap ‘Download Fundraising Guide’ for our favourite and often mad ideas!

Tap the ‘Give Now’ button - Make a donation directly to our JustGiving campaign.

Tap to sign up - Register your place in that challenge event on your bucket list, and join our team of fundraisers walking, running, cycling and abseiling for our NHS Heroes!

Tap to give while you shop - Make your normal purchases through Amazon Smile or Easy Fundraising, so we receive a donation when you shop at absolutely no extra cost to you.

Tap the 'Follow' button - Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, so we can tell you about all the wonderful ways donations are impacting our staff, volunteers and patients.

Tap the ‘Share’ button - When you spot our social media posts, give them a share so we can reach more people and potential supporters.

Why you should donate or fundraise for us

Our staff are working harder than ever to keep our services running throughout the pandemic, and to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

There has never been a more challenging set of circumstances in our NHS’s 72-year history, and our NHS heroes need your help in their hour of greatest need.

Rosie Hemming, Sussex Community NHS Charity's Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We hope our digital initiative will enable you to either donate or help us raise money that we can use to support our staff – our NHS Heroes - at this incredibly difficult time.

“You can use your mobiles to donate, follow us to keep up-to-date with our projects, share our content to help us raise awareness, or raise vital funds by starting your own fundraiser.”


How we will use your generous donation

Any money you donate or help us raise will go into Sussex Community NHS Charity’s unrestricted funds, allowing us to use it to support staff funding requests that are not currently met by our restricted funds, which we can only spend on certain projects.

We will use the money to make purchases which are not covered by core NHS funding, by making grants to SCFT to:

  • Improve the physical and mental health of patients, staff and volunteers
  • Support staff development to help them provide excellent care
  • Improve the equipment and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients
  • Create patient and family-friendly care environments
  • Advance our understanding through medical research

How to donate to our appeal

Visit our JustGiving campaign to donate any amount of your choice.

Thanks to your donations, we are able to proactively support our staff in the ways they need. That might be, for example, purchasing the extra equipment they have asked for so they can diagnose or treat patients more efficiently, or improving a staff room for a tired team who need a boost. Don’t forget you can leave a special message for our NHS heroes when you make a donation. We will use your messages to make posters for our offices and wards.


How to start fundraising for our appeal

Visit our JustGiving campaign to set up a fundraising page.

Whether you are taking part in a challenge event, creating your own challenge to collect sponsorship, or simply asking your friends and family to donate to a cause you care about, you can use your JustGiving page to promote your fundraising and collect donations which come straight to us.

Can’t decide what activity you want to do? Download our fundraising guide full of ideas to inspire you!

Get in touch

If you want to chat about how you can support our campaign, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with our Community Fundraising Manager, Rosie Hemming:

Email: rosie.hemming@nhs.net

Phone: 01273 266040