Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation reaches a milestone half way mark in their Covid-19 Appeal
Edinburgh and Lothian’s Health Foundation, the official charity partner of NHS Lothian, has reached the halfway mark in its Appeal to raise money to support NHS Lothian staff and patients impacted by Coronavirus.
Launched in March 2020, the Foundation set a fundraising target for the Appeal of £1,000,000 to support NHS Lothian in its response to Covid-19 through the funding of wellbeing initiatives, additional resources, technology and equipment, in addition to what is provided through core funding.
Generous donations received so far have helped provide:
Nicola Sinclair, Head of Fundraising at Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has donated so far and helped us raise over £500,000. This has allowed us to respond quickly and effectively to any urgent needs as they arose. There is no doubt those needs will change over the coming months and we will continue to work with NHS Lothian to help identify ongoing requirements that emerge as they respond to the Covid-19 situation.”
She added: “We are also planning on a strategic level with NHS Lothian executives to look at a number of larger initiatives that will help address the psychological toll of the pandemic and help staff fully recover once the crisis has abated, reducing the long-term impact on them and the people they care about. The effects of this pandemic will be felt within community settings for much longer than acute hospitals and we will continue to fundraise to reach our £1m target to ensure that we can support both patients and staff in the ongoing fight against Coronavirus.”
Your continued donations will help Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation support both the physical and emotional wellbeing of staff as well as long term resilience across the whole region both now and in the recovery from the Coronavirus.
If you would like to donate or link your fundraising activities to our Covid-19 Appeal, follow the link below to our JustGiving page.