THE CARE WORKERS’ CHARITY HITS ITS 1 MILLION POUND TARGET
The Care Workers’ Charity has successfully reached its 1 million pound fundraising target to support care workers in need due to coronavirus.
In just six weeks thousands of individuals and businesses have donated to The Care Workers’ Charity Coronavirus Emergency Fund, set up to support care workers who are shielding, self-isolating, or unable to work due to contracting coronavirus.
Karolina Gerlich Executive Director of The Care Workers’ Charity: “To think only a couple of weeks ago demand for our emergency grants were surpassing our donations! I cannot put into words how happy we are to have reached this target.
“This would not have happened without the selflessness and kindness of those who donated. Without their donations many care workers would be facing a very difficult time. I would like to say a special thanks to those who donated significant sums to the Fund; Home Instead, Borough Care, Sir Nigel Broackes Trust, The Care Badge, Hallmark Foundation, Health Foundation, Barchester, Rayne Foundation, Solihull Council, The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, HC One Ltd, HC One Trust, Savills. Their donations alone helped us to approve thousands of emergency grants.”
Overwhelmed by the sheer demand for grants the Charity has now raised its target to 2 million. Having already issued over a thousand grants to care workers self-isolating, funds will run-out if more is not raised.
Our care workers are some of the lowest paid workers in the country. Many who are self-isolating receive at best statutory sick pay, others none. Some are going into debt and others are going hungry, and all for doing the right thing.
If you’re saving on your usual commute, your takeout coffee, and work lunches and can afford to, please consider making a donation. The UK’s care workers need you to help them get back on track and back to work.
The Care Workers’ Charity exists to create the support structures that people need whilst actively promoting the immense contribution that the UK’s care workers make to our society. The CWC vision is to create a UK where no care worker faces financial hardship alone.
There are almost 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of the largest workforces. They spend their careers assisting others, but when circumstances change, sometimes it is the care workers who need help.
The Coronavirus Fund is an emergency grant programme specifically designed to help those carers in need due to the virus. We will receive a large number of applications for help in the coming weeks and require extra funds to help with the increased demand. Any help you can give will go a long way. This is not going to be an easy journey, but together we can make it.