The coronavirus outbreak is the greatest global health emergency in living memory. It is affecting the way we all go about our daily lives. In these uncertain times, small acts of kindness can make a huge difference. See below, some of the examples of how charities need your support during COVID-19.
St.John Ambulance – Our charity’s vital role in responding to the needs of communities across the nation has never been more relevant or urgent. St John volunteers are supporting patients right now in the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London, and in hospital emergency departments up and down the country caring for those in need.
Marie Curie -Coronavirus has put everything on hold. We wish we could put terminal illness on hold too, but we can’t. In this time of national emergency, Marie Curie Nurses and hospices are needed more than ever.
Age UK – with more older people having to self-quarantine due to COVID -19, this can lead to them feeling isolated and low. By donating to Age UK, you could help the charity answer more calls to their advice line and provide regular friendship calls to those who are lonely.
NSPCC (Childline)-Offering advice and support for parents and carers during COVID- 19. There has been a big increase in the number of children getting help from the Childline charity because of concerns about the Coronavirus.
Mental Health UK – providing information and tips for managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19). Whether you’re social distancing or self-isolating you may be feeling anxious or stressed during this time, and that’s completely normal. There are simple steps you can take to look after your mental health and wellbeing that we can help with.
Refuge -Tragically, there has been a surge in domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis, and Refuge is appealing for donations to help vulnerable women and children.