Hundreds of staff were supported by the generosity of WFC.
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Watford Councillor, Dawn Allen-Williamson responded to our COVID-19 response appeal when she learnt that our hospital staff needed food and refreshments. Making links with the community support team at her workplace in the town led to donations of several hundred pounds worth of supplies early on in the emergency.
Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust took part in last month’s “2.6 Challenge” and very kindly decided to split the funds raised between their own charitable work and Raise – supporting staff at West Hertfordshire hospitals through the COVID-19 crisis.
Restrictions in place around COVID-19 didn’t stop local runners and brothers Jordan and Lewis Silver from completing a full marathon, and what’s more they didn’t break any of the rules in doing so, and made £4,000 to support NHS staff in West Hertfordshire to boot.
The charity’s COVID-19 cash appeal to support three West Herts hospitals has topped £115,000 in just a few weeks, with £16,000 in Gift Aid also due from HMRC.
Respirator company EASE have been helping at West Hertfordshire Hospitals during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing crucial respirator testing services as well as “fit”testing for the staff using the equipment. On top of this absolutely critical work, as if it wasn’t enough, the team from Ease provided some light relief at Easter by donating and delivering over 600 chocolate eggs.
Watford Chamber of Commerce are kindly supporting a free online event next Wednesday that will help leaders in these stressful times, as well as support Raise. “Creating New Habits -Practical Mindfulness for Leaders” will be delivered using Zoom by mindfulness trainer, professional coach and speaker Ruth Farenga.