The Stars Appeal is Salisbury District Hospital's charity and works tirelessly to rise funds to enhance care across all Wards and Departments and to help thousands of local people have a more positive hospital experience. They have raised huge amounts of money for many projects and through their Hospital Heroes campaign, are doing all they can to help staff and patients during the Coronavirus crisis. Their dedicated staff counsellor and mental health nurse are helping staff cope with what they are going through, Stars Appeal Wi-Fi is keeping staff and patients connected with loved ones, specialist simulation training is ensuring staff are well prepared for whatever they may face and hospital chaplains are offering comfort and reassurance. They're working to provide staff with morale boosting treats and the Stars Appeal funded garden spaces offer peace and tranquillity away from the busy wards.
Dr Duncan Murray, Intensive Care Consultant and Stars Appeal Ambassador said “The support offered by the Stars Appeal at this incredibly challenging time is more valuable than ever to both our hospital staff and patients. Your support is vital to us.”
The charity is presided over by The Earl of Pembroke who will receive a copy of the Children of Salisbury - Life After Lockdown book. 100 % of the donations from this project will be donated 50/50 to these charities.
For 150 years, Action for Children have been protecting and supporting children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
Families who were already struggling to feed their children before the Coronavirus hit, now find themselves unable to afford food and basic essentials.
So many vulnerable families have lost their incomes and have reached breaking point. They are really frightened and need urgent help.
Action for Children has thousands of key workers across the UK working on the frontline helping the most vulnerable children and families. We support them in many ways, for example, with online food ordering, providing supermarket vouchers and paying top-ups on fuel cards.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of Action for Children and will receive a copy of the Children of Salisbury - Life After Lockdown book. 100 % of the donations from this project will be donated 50/50 to these charities.