Care4Carers, a UK-wide fundraising appeal, launched to buy hotel breaks and treats for NHS workers and carers, is celebrating having reached an important milestone amount of £50K.
The fundraisers are now asking for nominations of worthy heroes to benefit from the campaign.
Care4Carers, the brainchild of Nick Dent from Original Collection hotel group, was founded 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 Crowdfunder campaign which will buy vouchers redeemable at member hotels across the UK.
Donations can be made by visiting https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/care4carers
Nick Dent, Director, Original Collection and founder of Care4Carers says: “We’re thrilled to have raised £50K already so thanks to all those who have donated. We’re now asking people to nominate local heroes to receive a £150 voucher for use at one of our participating hotels once things start opening up. Our NHS workers and carers are all doing such an amazing job we wanted to do something practical to thank them.”
For every £100 donated to care4carers by a UK taxpayer, a voucher for £150 will be issued to a carer. Hoteliers agree to top-up vouchers by 25% and gift aid adds a further 25%.
The nation’s heroes will receive 50% more than if the gift were given directly – £150 for every £100 donated by UK taxpayers.
Once the appeal ends the Trustees will calculate how many vouchers are able to be issued and recipients will be randomly selected from all those nominated.
Nominations of NHS workers and carers to receive a Care4Carers voucher can be made by visiting http://www.care4carers.org/ and clicking on the ‘Nominate a Hero’ button. Donations to the Care4Carers appeal can be made by visiting https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/care4carers