Healthcare Workers' Foundation (formerly HEROES) is a charity founded by NHS workers, for NHS workers. We exist to support the welfare and wellbeing of those fighting to keep us healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.
Our services cover the physical, mental and day-to-day needs of all NHS HEROES, from doctors and nurses to cleaners and porters. Together, we’ll continue to make a real difference.
raised since March 2020
raised since March 2020
This is the running total of donations via our website, community campaigns and direct donations from large donors.
We've been blown away by the support so far. With your help we have delivered:
"Thank you so much for your kind donation! I am a doctor and single mum working in a busy London teaching hospital. When COVID hit our hospital I could not afford childcare as my au pair had to return suddenly to her home country. My 3 year old had to stay isolated with my parents for over a month. It was a difficult sacrifice, being apart from him but I knew at that time, I was needed most by the sick patients in my hospital. This donation has helped me afford a temporary nanny to assist when I’m required to work late and take my son to the hub nursery. Thanks to your generosity I am reunited with my son and can keep helping our NHS patients in a job that I love! "
To celebrate the completion of Julie Bennett's series of #portraitsfornhsheroes paintings, she has produced a beautifully printed 100% cotton tea towel featuring her portraits to help raise funds for the Healthcare Workers' Foundation and as a mark of thanks for the incredible contribution of all healthcare workers during the pandemic.
During the first lockdown in 2020, Julie Bennett volunteered to paint portraits of frontline NHS workers as part of Tom Croft's social media project #portraitsfornhsheroes.
This exclusive tea towel is designed by the artist, and printed and made in the UK. This large tea towel will complement any kitchen or can be hung on the wall as a piece of contemporary art (frame not included). Each tea towel is neatly presented within a designed belly band, signed by the artist!
You can find the tea towel on sale here: https://www.juliebennett.co.uk/nhsheroesteatowel
All profits from the sale of the tea towel will go to the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation.
Healthcare workers across the UK are still under incredible strain. That's why we have launched HWF Rooms - an initiative providing support in refurbishing rest facilities, to ensure that staff have quality breaks to get them through long working days.
Staff from healthcare settings are able to register their wellbeing room via our online platform, Healthchain. Sign up today or refer a healthcare worker you may know to begin the transformation!
"This very generous grant will alleviate so much pressure off me having to juggle my finances to find this additional cost ... You are true HEROES to me and my family for your kindness and this money will take the financial strain that has been keeping me up at nights. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart."
Anonymous NHS worker grant recipient