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Care4Carers – A new fundraising initiative for NHS staff and carers

Care4Carers is a Crowdfunding campaign set up to raise funds to pay for much-deserved breaks for NHS staff and carers once the Covid-19 crisis eases.

The public are being invited to donate to the Care4Carers fund which will buy vouchers redeemable at a number of hotels across the UK – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/care4carers

Care4Carers is the brainchild of Nick Dent, Director of the Original Collection of hotels. All seven of Original Collection’s properties are involved, alongside an ever-growing selection of quality hotels from all over the country, with more hoteliers joining the campaign daily.

Nick Dent comments: “Our amazing carers are putting their lives at risk to save ours and working round the clock.  We want to show them that we care and give them the break that they deserve.  The vouchers, worth £150, can be spent on a treat of their choice – a night away, a meal out, an afternoon tea, whatever the recipient fancies.”

When someone donates to Care4Carers, the hospitality partner will top up all donations by 25% and Gift Aid will add a further 25% (for UK taxpayers) so carers receive up to 50% more than if the gift was given direct.   

Nick Dent continues: “Being locked down and seeing how hard carers are working, we wanted to do something to connect the hospitality industry with the public that are so appreciative of carers’ efforts.  Providing breaks for the care community seemed the obvious choice so Care4Carers was born.”

The vouchers can be personalised – a donation of £25 entitles the giver to add their name to the voucher.  If they donate £100 or any multiple there-of, then they can also specify a carer or a location (hospital, care home, etc) that the personalised voucher can be sent to.

Initially, the vouchers will be distributed as directed by donors with the remaining pool then spread across the country through bodies that represent nationwide organisations (such as NHS Charities Together) This will be overseen by Care4Carers.

Please support this amazing charity – Care4Carers: raising money to send NHS staff on a hotel break. You can donate here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/care4carers

If you are a hotelier and would like to donate rooms or be involved in this charity please visit: https://www.care4carers.org/

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