Posted on: 31 March 2020

Neelma 1.jpgCare and Support Worker Neelma Qureshi from Pinner is one of several people who have donated to the CNWL appeal for NHS staff working in the fight against the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Neelma, 29, who works for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, contacted our fundraisers saying she wanted to donate £600 from her savings.

She said: “I’m a care support worker for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues,  though I’m off sick and am receiving care myself at the moment, so I know how hard people in the NHS work and are working at the moment.

“What’s going on is breaking my heart and is really stressful for me so I knew I wanted to donate to the local NHS team to say thank you for being there.”

In the week since the appeal was launched, a total of £1,265 has been raised to help keep staff and the community well.

We want to show our staff appreciation for everything they do.

We’re asking people to donate to provide:

  • Equipment to support those in the most need – such as books and games for mental health wards or a tablet so a community nurse can see her family
  • Resources and support for the wider community.
  • Appreciation for staff

Please take a moment to donate whatever you can to our emergency coronavirus (COVID-19) appeal at this link.