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Cornish women asking for £1 donations towards local hospital

Cornish women asking for £1 donations towards local hospital

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 10:57am 1st April 2020. (Updated at 11:18am 1st April 2020)

Two women in Cornwall are asking for a donation of just £1 as part of an initiative to raise money for the Royal Cornwall Hospital. 

It comes as an increasing amount of strain is being put on its staff and resources due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

So far, there are 81 cases of the virus in the Duchy, of which 10 people have now died., according the Public Health website. 

Lousie Hopes and Natalie Pain have set up a GoFundMe page, asking for every person in the county to donate £1 to show their support for their local hospital. There are just under 566,000 people who call Cornwall home. 

So far, they have raised almost £24,600. 

"The idea is to show our support for our local hospital at this time and to invest in our own health now and in the future.

"We fully support the NHS and in these difficult times, we want to give just a little bit more.

"We have all been patients and known patients. Please take a minute and donate a pound.  I have 3 people in my household so I am starting with £3, Natalie is donating a little more; £5 for the 2 people in her household.

"Please do what you can. When you donate patients are diagnosed & treated faster, families & loved ones are more comfortable, all through generous support given to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.  

"Advancements and innovations in healthcare provision help return patients back to health quicker, yet are hard to predict.

"Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity capitalises on these advancements by purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, conducting innovative research, and providing healing environments as soon as they are available.

"Let's do something positive while we are inside for Covid 19."

Louise Hopes and Natalie Pain

On Monday, Louise was contacted by the RCH where they said that staff are setting up a Staff Support Hub in the Knowledge Spa which will be funded by the money raised.

"It is being used to help our wonderful NHS while they support us during COVID-19. They are so grateful and so are we. Keep sharing, keep donating. "

Lousie Hopes and Natalie Pain

If you would like to make a donation, you can visit their GoFundMe page here.

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