£50,000 show of support for Torbay NHS during Covid pandemic

More than £50,000 has been raised the the NHS in Torbay and South Devon

More than £50,000 has been raised the the NHS in Torbay and South Devon - Credit: Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

People in Torbay and South Devon have raised more than £50,000 since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to support their local NHS, it has been revealed.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people and businesses that supported the organisation’s charity appeal.

The money raised went directly to initiatives supporting staff who were responding to Covid-19 as well as the poorly patients that they cared and continue to care for.

Torbay and South Devon has also benefited from national fundraising thanks to NHS Charities Together and the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

These additional funds have contributed a further £181,000 to the appeal’s total, both through direct award and in the form of grant applications.

The trust's donations team work with a panel of hospital representatives to ensure these funds deliver value, while making as big an impact as possible for the wider workforce.

Paul Norrish, donations manager at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It was awe-inspiring to see so many local people step forward to support our response to Covid-19.

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"Whether you donated to our local appeal or got behind the national call, we really appreciate what you did – it was incredible.

“I know that our staff who have been involved with our organisation’s Covid-19 response have been blown away by the generosity, and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for your support and kindness.”