NHS Heroes

Our Heroes
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic we requested donations to support our frontline NHS staff and their patients.

Thanks to a quick response from individuals, community groups and corporate donors, we were able to fund Care Boxes for staff working on the frontline and 80 iPads for patients on Covid-19 positive wards, who were unable to have visits from friends and family.

With hope of Covid-19 cases slowing in the summer we turned our efforts to supporting our NHS heroes recover, however, we found ourselves yet again in lockdown, with cases at a higher rate than they were the previous spring.

If you can, support your NHS heroes by making a donation either online or through text to donate*

To donate £3 text NHSHEROES 3 to 70480

To donate £5 text NHSHEROES 5 to 70480

To donate £10 text NHSHEROES 10 to 70480

*Texts cost the donation amount (£) plus one standard rate message


“Our hospital staff have faced the toughest of challenges over the course of this pandemic, risking their own mental and physical health to look after us all. 

Just knowing that you care enough to donate and support them, helps them to keep going and to treat our loved ones suffering from Covid-19, holding the hand of far too many of them as they pass away.

We would all like to thank you for your amazing support.”

Jo O’Sullivan, UHCW Charity Director

Jazz, Soul & Blues Night is a big hit.

Congratulations to Martyn Lea and all the 'Bazz Jastards' for the most wonderful evening of entertainment on Saturday 16th December. The audience absolutely loved it!   They were raising money for the UHCW Emergency Department, particularly to help with providing...

Rugby Lions Fireworks Spectacular

Many congratulations to our friends at Rugby Round Table (and their wonderful crew of supporters and sponsors) for putting on a great event at Whinfield Rec. on 4th November. Rain most certainly did not spoil play as hundreds turned out to be treated to the most...

NHS 75th Anniversary ‘Big Tea’

Last month the NHS celebrated it's 75th Birthday, so the regular 'Big Tea' event took on a special significance, with staff, patients and the local community, joining it to celebrate this milestone. We had our biggest ever sign up, with 50 groups hosting tea parties...

Sporting Superstars – 2023 Transplant Games, Coventry

The British Transplant Games went off with a bang this year, with Coventry hosting the event. UHCW Charity were proud to sponsor the Donor Run held in the War Memorial Park, as well as supporting the UHCW/Warwickshire Transplantees' Team. With distances of 2.5km or...

Charity Duo cycle almost 1,000 km to raise funds for a new Maternity Bereavement Suite

Our inspirational UHCW Charity Director, Jo O'Sullivan, and her daughter Hannah, took on the Birmingham Irish Cycle Appeal's mammoth coast to coast cycling challenge. The team of 34 cycled 909km (565miles) across Ireland in 6.5 days, through wind, rain, torrential...

Strictly Angels go Pink

'Strictly Pink - Angels Go Dancing' saw the phenomenal Arden Angels light up the dance floor in a swirl of sequins and glitter. Lead by the amazing Tracie Mills, this group of Angels created a spectacular sell-out evening to raise funds for cancer services at the...

How Your Donations Have Made a Difference

A special delivery of 54 reclining chairs are making things better for pregnant and recently delivered mums and their birthing partners on our Maternity Wards.

These comfy chairs beside every bed encourage birthing partners to support mums’ physical and emotional wellbeing throughout the birth and in the precious first few hours with their newborn baby.

“These chairs will make a huge difference to enable birthing partners to stay overnight and start bonding as a family,” shared Modern Matron Sharon Gouldingay.

Neonatal Community Outreach Service Celebrates First Year of Supporting Parents and Their Babies in the Comfort of Their Own Homes

UHCW Charity was delighted to support and join in with the celebrations for the Neonatal Community Outreach Service (NCOS) team’s one year anniversary. The team were joined by parents and their babies who have benefitted from the new at home care support. The NCOS...

Creating Tranquil Spaces For Staff and Patients In Your Local Hospital

  A new outdoor dining space has been opened outside Poplars restaurant at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby to give both staff and patients access to a tranquil area to relax and unwind. Featuring wooden planters filled with herbs and flowers and a bird feeding...

Improving Patient Care With Your Support

ReSPECT forms include recommendations about helpful and considered emergency treatments, as well as those not wanted by or that would not work for a patient. Also, it includes a recommendation about CPR, whether it is attempted or not attempted. Thanks to your...

Thank You to our NHS Heroes!

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