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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 healthcare workers, from doctors and nurses to cleaners and porters. Together, we’ll continue to make a real difference.

564,049units of services, face coverings, gifts, food and PPE delivered to front-line staff across 50 hospitals
£73,495on counselling sessions for healthcare workers
£96,110support grant fund for families programme

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.

What We've Done

We've been blown away by the support so far. With your help we have delivered:

564,049units of services, face coverings, gifts, food and PPE delivered to front-line staff across 50 hospitals
£73,495on counselling sessions for healthcare workers
£96,110support grant fund for families programme

Are you a healthcare worker who needs assistance?

We offer help with childcare, transport, food, support grants, wellbeing and psychological services for ALL healthcare staff.

Supported By

Art for Heroes

Art For Heroes

In partnership with Maddox Gallery we launched Art for HEROES, a collaboration of fantastic artists, including photographer David Yarrow and musician Boy George, who donated pieces to raise money for NHS staff.

Latest Updates

"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! "

NHS Doctor


We are delighted to announce that The Healthcare Workers' Fondation (HWF) has secured charity places in the UK's most popular half- marathon, the Great North Run, taking place Sunday 11th September 2022.

Join Team HWF for this iconic event, taking you from the centre of Newcastle, through Gateshead to the stunning coastline of South Shields. With over 57,000 runners this race fills fast, so don’t miss out. 

Date: 11th September 2022

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Entry fee: £49

Minimum sponsorship: £350

 Bag yourself one of our charity places and help us be there for healthcare workers across the UK, who need us now more than ever. 

Got your own place in this run or another great event? 

Use your place to make a difference by fundraising to provide healthcare workers with much needed welfare and wellbeing services.

Every runner receives an HWF vest, a fundraising pack and support from the Fundraising team along the way.

Email rosie@​healthcareworkersfoundation.​org or call 07883787840 for more information and to request an application form. 

We have limited places available- get in touch now to secure your spot in Team HWF!

Happy 73rd Birthday to the NHS!

See our post on Instagram

Buy a fabulous tea towel and support HWF

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:

All profits from the sale of the tea towel will go to the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation.