June 8, 2020 5.45 pm This story is over 40 months old

Lincolnshire Co-op campaign raises over £17k for NHS

Thousands raised for Lincolnshire NHS charities

NHS hospitals in our region will get boost of over £17,000 following a Lincolnshire Co-op campaign.

The fundraiser was kickstarted by Lincolnshire Co-op in May, after donating £3,000 with a weekend of rainbow-themed dressing up in its stores.

A grand total of £17,808 was raised, with all money going towards NHS extras that aren’t included in main health care budgets.

This includes research, staff and patient wellbeing, training and improvement of the hospital environment.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust charitable funds will be given £13,108.19.

The Health Tree Foundation in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole will receive £2,866.88.

A further £1,546.27 shall be granted to Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, while the rest of the money will go to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust in Kings Lynn, York Teaching Hospital charity and WISHH charity.

Money was raised through customers giving at the till and members of Lincolnshire Co-op donating their dividend.

A virtual fundraising quiz was also launched on YouTube, in partnership with Lincs FM and The Lincolnite.

Director of digital and finance at ULHT, Paul Matthew, said: “A massive thank you to Lincolnshire Co-op and everyone who has supported the society.

“The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Funds has recently funded iPads so patients can keep in touch with their families, as well as other items to keep them entertained such as puzzle and colouring books.

“It has also supported NHS teams with wellbeing packages.

“Having such amazing support from our local community really does made a huge difference to morale.”