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Campaign to help buy coffee for NHS workers across Cornwall

Campaign to help buy coffee for NHS workers across Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:29am 19th March 2020.

A campaign has launched allowing people across Cornwall to buy a coffee for stretched NHS workers.

Donations will be converted into drinks tokens and given to staff in the hardest hit areas of our hospitals, at places like Treliske.

Bosses at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity say it will help those members of staff who will be coping in 'very challenging circumstances' in the coming weeks. 

Vouchers for drinks will be available for all staff caring for patients at this time - RCHT colleagues, housekeeping and catering teams, ambulance crew, volunteers and many more.   

Over £300 has been raised through the campaign so far.

"Over the next few weeks as the Covid-19 epidemic gets worse our staff will be working incredibly hard and often in stressful environments to provide the best care we can to our patients. 

"Under these circumstances the simple kindness of strangers, which this campaign represents, will undoubtedly boost morale." 

Allister Grant, Medical Director for Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

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It is hoped that the #KindCoffee for NHS staff in Cornwall campaign will go viral, to show how much support the RCHT team is getting from the community. 

To donate just one cup of coffee costs £2. Donations to the campaign can be made online here.

"In a nod to the recent movements encouraging everyone to Be Kind and to carry out random acts of kindness, this is a simple way for the Cornish population to have an impact in their immediate NHS community. 

"We know that the population of Cornwall are just the best at pulling together and we hope that everyone will want to show their support of our NHS teams."

Karen Murrish, Fundraising Manager for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity

#KindCoffee is an initiative of RCHT Charity - an opportunity for anyone to show their support. By making a donation the community can show their appreciation and pass on some kindness to NHS staff with the small gesture of providing a free cup of coffee. 

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is working in partnership with Mitie and the Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital to deliver the project across the three sites of Royal Cornwall Hospital, St Michael's Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital. 

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