FAQs

Why are you doing this?

We want to help by giving our local hospitals what they need, when they need it.

Are you a charity?

Not yet. We are a new organisation reacting to an urgent need. We’ve looked into applying for charity status but it takes at least 12 weeks to be approved. For that reason we’ve set up under the umbrella of our registered business.

How can I be sure this isn’t a scam?

Your concerns are totally understandable. We aim to be totally transparent in our dealings. We’ll keep clear accounts, and will report our activities here and more immediately on social media. You can follow us on Twitter at @helpyournhs and on Facebook.

How is this different to the national NHS charities?

We are focusing on our local hospitals, with the aim of getting what our hospitals need to them as quickly as possible. We are not replacing or duplicating the great work of the national charities or the NHS procurement system itself.

I don’t have money to spare. How else can I help?

Please spread the word about our work to friends, family and community, through any channels that work for you.

Can I donate items as an individual?

We believe that the fewer hands that touch items before they reach the 3,800 NHS staff the better for their well-being. So we would prefer donations that let us buy in bulk and deliver once in liaison with the hospitals.

Can I donate items as a company?

Yes you can if you represent a company and the goods are coming directly from your warehouse. Please get in touch with us to arrange delivery. 

I’ve been knitting, sewing and printing items to help NHS staff. Where do I send it?

Get in touch with us and we’ll try to connect you with the right people to advise you. There are several hard-working groups who are focusing on different aspects of supporting our frontline NHS workers.

What about other key workers and care homes?

As a very small organisation, we need to focus our efforts on one particular area to be most effective, and for us, that’s our local hospitals.

Like to help but not sure how?