The Great British Campout for the NHS and NHS charities Together

Great British Campout for the NHS Charities Together

Ian Alcorn setup a Great British Campout for the NHS during COVID

Hats off to Ian (and you Great Britain for taking part), who came up with the idea for anybody with a tent, caravan or camper van to campout in their garden and donate £2 to their Just Giving Page which would then be shared with NHS Charities Together.
Thousands camped out on 4th April 2020, with many then joining in over the easter weekend. At last count they had raised over £100K.

Thinking of camping out? Donate here.


Rainbows For Nightingale


Rainbows for Nightingale to show We Care NHS!

A lovely project that has popped up across the country, asking children (or big children) to paint, draw or sketch a rainbow for Nightingale in London and share on Social Media with the hashtag #RainbowsForNightingale – thousands of pictures have been created across the UK already and many more I'm sure will be created over the Easter break.

NHS Nightingale has asked kindly for NO pictures to be posted to them – just shared on Social Media and perhaps placed in your front window so your neighbours can view your artwork!



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Homeschool classmates ? These kind of group activities are a welcome break from trying to get Ariel to focus on anything but pure disruption when April’s trying to concentrate. It’s like a switch goes off in her when April is sitting quietly doing work, she becomes a Tasmanian Devil she can’t bear it ? We went on our first walk to spot rainbows in people’s windows, we haven’t left the house in two weeks so really needed to get out, but even just a fifteen minute walk round the block you still get dirty looks ??. Scared to leave the house incase someone takes our picture and puts it on twitter calling us selfish idiots ? Well anyway they got home and immediately wanted to work on a window display for other children to spot so that’s school for today ??❤️ . #fingerpainting #rainbowsfornightingale

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BookBlock offering free postcards to help fund NHS Charities Together

PositivePost from BookBlock. Free postcards to help the NHS

A postcard sent to a loved one that helps aid NHS workers.

A great project from BookBlock called #PositivePost where you can order a beautiful postcard to send to a loved one in this time of self-isolation.

You just pay the postage and they are asking for donations to the NHS Charities Together to help fund NHS workers that need it the most.

They had a target of £5K, but are already well over that. Many custom postcards to choose from that are all themed around self-isolation and reaching out to those you love!

Choose your postcard here.

#WeCareNHS #PositivePost #NHS

Harvest for Heroes, Free vegetables, fruit, eggs for NHS workers and staff

Harvest For Heroes, delivering free fruit & veg to the NHS Frontline

A fantastic project, delivering fresh fruit and veg to NHS workers on the frontline.

Harvest for Heroes, a project from a team in London who have responded to NHS staff who are saying they are struggling to find fresh food at the end of their long and demanding shifts in the supermarkets.

They have teamed up with UK-wide fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and milk suppliers committed to their cause and will be delivering boxes of fresh food to NHS staff up and down the UK.

They are asking for donations to Harvest for Heroes, in order to help keep doctors and nurses healthy and well.

£12 donates a box of fruit, veg, eggs, milk and pasta to one NHS worker.

You can donate here.

Small grants to help NHS workers while they are fighting COVID-19

Help Them Help Us – Doctors coming together to help fund small and big ideas to support NHS staff

Small Grants to help support NHS staff during COVID-19

Help Them Help Us is a project started by doctors in the NHS trying to support the wellbeing of NHS workers during the crisis.

One of the main aims is to help offer small grants to key workers, to help pay for childcare, transport or the day-to-day.
An extraordinary effort, from a group of people who are extremely busy themselves!

#WeCareNHS #WeCare4NHS #NHS #NHSHeroes #ThanksNHS #HelpThemHelpUs

We Care NHS. Yoga for Nurses during COVID-19

Quick Yoga Exercises for NHS Staff from Free Spirit Yoga

Nurses, doctors – escape for 5 minutes to reset, with quick yoga sessions.

Action in full effect from Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer Victoria Jones, offering quick 5-7 minute yoga sessions specifically for NHS workers to help them recover from a long day at work fighting the virus. Follow @freespiritfitnessculture – Thank you Vicky, Thank you NHS!

Free Vegetable Boxes for NHS WOrkers during COVID-19

Free Vegetable Boxes for NHS workers

Many NHS staff will be in great need of healthy fruit and vegetables when they get home, there are already some great projects such as Mealsforthenhs and Uber Eats offering free delivered meals to NHS workers, but an idea in a community is to come together to fund a vegetable box to leave on a nurses or doctors doorstep?

One idea from @_bajo was to chipin to collet veg from their local farm shop.

Idea from @_bajo
“Can neighbours on a street, chip in a small amount each through @paypaluk, to buy a veg box for a nurse or doctor that lives nearby for delivery? Hey @vegetable_matters – is this something we can do for any keyworkers locally? @gloshealthnhs

Free flowers for NHS staff and workers

Organising the sending of flowers to NHS Staff?

Can communities organise a whip round for flowers, and leave on NHS workers doorsteps?

“Can neighbours on a street, chip in a small amount each to buy some flowers for a nurse or doctor that lives nearby for delivery? Might be best to arrange flowers already in a vase so they don’t have a task when they get home after a long shift! Is this possible @freddiesflowers?”