What do 18,000 Easter eggs, a batch of scotch eggs and a staggering 20,000 bottles of water have in common? They’re just some of the items donated to South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust during the coronavirus pandemic.
As well as receiving thousands of items, including food, PPE and scrubs, South Tees Hospitals Charity has also received close to £130,000. This includes money from Caption Tom Moore, NHS Charities Together and almost £35,000 which was donated locally.
Suzi Campbell, from South Tees Hospitals Charity, said the donations had been a big boost to staff morale.
She added: “Ahead of the 72nd NHS birthday, on Sunday, we wanted to thank everyone who has supported us recently.
“We have been humbled by the outpouring of love not just here in Teesside but across the county.
“It’s been an absolute honour and a privilege and although it has been a tough time our staff have really pulled together.”
The trust has appealed for the community’s help once again and has asked if they can take part in a special clap to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS respond to coronavirus.
The national applause will take place on Sunday 5 July at 5pm.