Raise’s wellbeing appeal, Raise a Rainbow, shifted gear and went full throttle thanks to a group of thoughtful motorcyclists from Hemel Hempstead who came together to deliver gifts for West Herts Hospital NHS Trust (WHHT).
Setting off from Monks Inn, some 25 Dacorum Motorcycle Riders, who organise meets and rides throughout the county, collected donations and delivered them to Raise – all while dressed as bunnies (and one chick!) on Saturday 1 May.
Motorcyclist Jon Andrews told Hemel Today: “The bunnies on bikes ride could not have gone any better and the amount of gifts we collected was amazing – we had two cars full of presents – and thanks to Teresa Gurney from Dacorum Motorcycle Riders for putting the word out there and getting them to drop off point.”
Our latest campaign, Raise a Rainbow, is raising funds to provide wellbeing support and spaces of sanctuary for the patients of WHHT as well as West Herts’ NHS staff who have been working on the front line throughout the pandemic.
Sofia Sheikh, Raise Charity Director, said: “The number of presents the bunnies on bikes delivered for our staff was absolutely staggering – a huge thanks to the local community who are right behind us to support our Raise a Rainbow campaign!”
Raise produced a campaign video to highlight the magnificent work our NHS staff have done since the early days of the pandemic, along with details of how to donate and what difference donations will make to both patients and staff. Please visit https://raisewestherts.org.uk/raise-a-rainbow/ for more information. You can also donate via their JustGiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/westhertfordshirenhs.