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Tap for our NHS Heroes

Date: 08 March 2021

Time: 08:30

Sussex Community NHS Charity, the official charity of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, is today (8 March) launching a digital fundraising campaign to support ‘our NHS heroes’ as they keep our day-to-day services running while working with our partners to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme. 

Sussex Community NHS Charity hopes its Tap for our NHS Heroes appeal – a twist on last year’s Clap for Carers initiative – will raise £5,000 by encouraging people to read its JustGiving campaign page and then use their mobile phones to: 

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 FacebookTwitter 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.

Rosie Hemming, Sussex Community NHS Charity’s Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We hope our digital initiative will enable the community to support our NHS Heroes in any way they can at this unprecedentedly difficult time. 

“They can use their 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 their own fundraiser.” 

The proceeds will go into the charity’s unrestricted funds, allowing it to be channelled to support staff requests that are not currently met by its restricted funds, which can only be targeted at certain projects. 

The money will be used to pay for items not covered by core NHS funding, such as wellbeing equipment and advanced medical equipment to improve patient assessments. 

“Our NHS has never faced a more challenging set of circumstances than those presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rosie explained. 

“Now, more than ever, it’s important to make sure that our staff and volunteers have the emotional and practical support they need to help them do their job, stay well at work and continue to provide excellent care to our communities when they need it most.” 

If you decide to tap for the NHS, why not share it on social media and tag us on Twitter (@scft_charity), Facebook (@scftcharity), and Instagram (@scft_charity).

Further information is available at Tap for our NHS Heroes and JustGiving.

Thank you.