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Like everyone, we at The Murray Parish Trust are devastated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst our iMRI Suite Appeal will continue in the longer term, we have shifted all our current focus and resources to respond to the crisis that is unfolding at an alarming rate.

Since Monday 23rd March we have been directing all of our fundraising towards supporting frontline NHS staff fighting the virus at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.  As our local NHS heroes face unimaginable challenges, it’s vital to help boost their morale, support their mental health and well-being, and above all, to show just how much we all appreciate all their tireless work caring for and protecting our community.

With 11,000 staff at UHS you can imagine how much we need to continue to help source and purchase vital items to make frontline workers’ lives just a little easier.  Amongst other things, your money is being used to fund wellbeing packs including refreshments and snacks, hand creams, papers, radios, and the refurbishment of a safe space for staff to get mental health support.  We are constantly listening to and responding to what staff themselves say will make a real difference to them, so you can be sure that your donation will not only be swiftly used, but used where it is needed most.

  • Boost staff morale. Right now staff bring in their own tea and coffee. Your gift can give them a free brew or juice when they need one most.
  • Support their mental health and wellbeing. Your donation will help our amazing staff get looked after as they look after our community.
  • Help where the need is greatest. We’ll make sure your gift goes where staff need it most.

All funds raised will go towards boosting staff morale and supporting their mental health and well-being. In particular The Murray Parish Trust are raising funds to provide the 5,500 staff on site each day with a free healthy hot meal to keep them going throughout their long shifts. Best of all, your gift will show just how much we all appreciate all the staff’s tireless work caring and protecting our community.

A £5 donation will enable one of the staff at Southampton Hospital to not only have well-being supplies but to also to enjoy a healthy hot meal for free.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can donate quickly by *text …

To donate £5,   text NHSMEAL to 70970

To donate £10, text NHSMEAL to 70191

Your generous gift won’t be used to pay for equipment and services the government has committed to funding.

Should you prefer to support our iMRI Suite Appeal please let us know when making your donation. We will guarantee your donation goes directly towards funding this revolutionary new iMRI suite at Southampton Children’s Hospital. The Murray Parish Trust needs to raise funds for this and for other charitable purposes.

* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org

We know everyone is concerned about money right now, but today we ask you to make a donation of whatever you can afford and we will make a weekly donation to the hospital to ensure the money can be used quickly to help those in need.

We feel that we have a responsibility as a small charity to come together with others to support our local NHS staff and families from all across the South of England. Please donate to The Murray Parish Trust today.

Looking for inspiration? Check out some of our Lockdown Fundraising Ideas 

Jason Barling (Paediatric Consultant) and Jane Beyreuther (Paediatric A&E Consultant) both from University Hospital Southampton have recorded these short messages for us.

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