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The Sun’s Who Cares Wins appeal raises £1 million

In just under a month, the news brand has coordinated a massive appeal to help NHS staff. 

The Sun readers, together with celebrities and UK businesses have all pulled together to support the appeal. 

From care packages to vital equipment, the donations will go to NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, to help hospital staff on the front line.

Grants of £35k have already gone to hospitals up and down the country, one example is the Epsom and St Helier Hospital Trust in Surrey.

Chief Nurse Arlene Wellman said: “Our staff have really appreciated the support — the many gifts of face and hand cream, food and treats as well as the many, many thank you cards we have had. 

“We are currently buying tablet computers for use on the wards and will use some of the funds we have received to help us to buy even more.

“These are being used to help our patients stay in touch with their relatives and loved ones during this very difficult time.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated, for the kind words and for all your support.

"The Sun readers’ donations provided more than enough for 28 hospitals to receive the emergency funds from NHS Charities Together.” 

Donors include H Samuel, Mark Beaumont’s ‘World in a day’ bike ride and Legal and General.

Ellie Orton, head of NHS Charities Together said: “Thank you so much to all the readers of The Sun for your kind donations.

“The money you have given is being used right now by NHS charities to support staff, volunteers and patients in this unprecedented crisis.”

Hannah Ohm Thomas 04/05/20

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