A UK wide campaign is calling for members of the public to show their support for front-line health and social care staff by posting comical messages of appreciation online – whilst wearing fancy dress. Money raised goes straight to support the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Foundation COVID-19 Support Fund via Just Giving. GreatDealsmadeeasy is supporting this great initiative, please get involved!
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How did Fancy Dress 4 NHS start?
The front line health and care staff have been under a huge amount of pressure to cope with growing cases of COVID-19, often working overtime and with growing pressure. Adam Fillary saw the effects and on the back of #clap4NHS, started Fancy Dress 4 NHS. Adam highlights “Being able to bring a smile to people’s faces at the hardest of times, whilst raising money and showing the public support for those giving dedicated support on the frontline has been a privilege. This great cause is a perfect way to give back to where it’s most needed.”
Does RCN Foundation get all the donations?
Yes, RCN foundation will get all donations (JustGiving won’t be charging a platform fee to the charity). Many fancy dress outlets will be donating 10% to the charity post-purchase. All monies raised from the campaign will support the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Foundation Covid-19 Support Fund. It will benefit nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers who are experiencing economic or psychological difficulties. Some fancy dress shops are also donating to the charity after a product is purchased – just add FD4NHS code at the purchase.
How can you get involved in Fancy Dress 4 NHS?
If you don’t want to dress up and be silly on social media, you can donate on this link – please share with friends and family. If you are feeling braver, please buy a fancy dress item here, record a video and post it on a social media platform (from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram and LinkedIn). The campaign finishes on 30th June.
Supporting Fancy Dress 4 NHS
Deepa Korea, RCN Foundation Director says of the initiative “The collective show of support and appreciation through Fancy Dress 4 NHS is a testament to the tireless efforts of the nursing community in keeping families and communities safe. This support will not only help those individuals who may be experiencing personal hardship, as a result of COVID-19, but will address some of the psychological implications associated with working on the frontline”. Andi Oates, Frontline Staff “It’s been a tough time, full of uncertainty, worry & stress but also hope and positivity. Everyone at Maidstone Hospital would love you to support “FD4NHS”. Let’s keep everyone smiling.
For information visit www.fancydress4nhs.com for ideas, videos and information or visit the Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fancy-dress-4nhs. To find some cheap staying in ideas during COVID-10, check out great deals made easy‘s new article.