British actress Millie Bobby Brown has donated £5,000 each to Bournemouth Hospital Charity, Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal and Southampton Hospitals Charity to help support frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
After launching an emergency appeal to help support frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic, Bournemouth Hospital Charity has received over £70,000 in donations from the community, including this generous donation from 16-year-old Millie who with her family lived in Bournemouth for four years.
From cleaners, to catering staff, porters, back office administrators, nurses, health care assistants, registrars, paramedics, doctors or consultants – teams of dedicated NHS staff are going above and beyond during this health emergency.
Millie Bobby Brown said: ‘Britain’s NHS workers – and all carers – are an inspiration to us all and are the nation’s heroes. I am in awe of every one of them and just wanted to thank those risking their lives – particularly in hospitals on the South Coast. The area is very dear to me and my family and I cannot wait to visit again soon. Keep up the brilliant work and stay safe. Thank you. You are all amazing.’
The donations the Charity receives will be used to fund a number of items, including personal care packages, non-perishable food and drink, access to psychologists and activities and journals that promote positive mental health.
Head of Charity for Bournemouth Hospital Charity, Debbie Anderson, said: ‘We are incredibly grateful to Millie Bobby Brown for not forgetting her South Coast roots and everyone that has donated to our NHS Heroes appeal during this pandemic. We are committed to supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of our staff at this time, and thanks to the generous donations we have already received we have already purchased health and wellbeing books, toiletries, refreshments, and white boards to communicate with patients and other staff members when wearing PPE.
‘We thank everyone for their continued support and will be using these donations to support these heroes not just during, but after the pandemic.’
To donate to Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s NHS Heroes appeal, visit BHCharity.org/donate or text:
OURHEROES 5 on 70085 to donate £5
OURHEROES 10 on 70085 to donate £10
OURHEROES 20 on 70085 to donate £20
Texts cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message.
For more information on the appeal, visit BHCharity.org/nhs-heroes/ or call the Charity Office on 01202 705307.