Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care UK has partnered with 3 inspiring local organisations doing essential work for those in need during this Coronavirus epidemic. Each organisation has been presented with a donation of £1,000 to help increase the reach of specific projects supporting frontline or key workers.
The selected recipients are:
1) Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet for bereavement training for staff;
2) Raise (West Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity) for staff fitness classes to help with mental health and wellness;
3) Watford and District Mencap Society for staff uniforms and self-care items.
Ashwin Mehta Trustee of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur UK and project lead commented, “We are delighted to support these incredible organisations who staff have been at the frontline during the worst of the Covid-pandemic making a huge difference to those in real need.”
Charlotte Allridge, Head of Holistic Services at Noah’s Ark commented that “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a significant rise in demand for our end-of-life care and bereavement services. The high number of deaths in The Ark has challenged the skills and resilience of the staff at Noah’s Ark. This grant will enable the delivery of urgently needed bereavement training for our Care Team, ensuring that staff are equipped and supported to cope and respond to this ongoing crisis.”
Freya Hollingsworth, Fundraising Officer at Raise said, “During the COVID-19 outbreak West Herts Hospitals Trust staff have had to deal with further implications of the pandemic, causing further stress and impacting on staff mental health and wellbeing. We are very grateful to receive the support from the Shrimad Rajchandra, Love and Care UK team to further our work with Watford FC Trust. The funds will be going towards putting on a number of fitness classes with the goal to improve WHHT staff mental health and wellbeing"
The Watford & District Mencap Society will use the funds to provide staff with fresh new uniforms and self-care items such as thermometers and personal flasks. Simon Evans, Support Manager at Watford Mencap shares “Our teams have worked tirelessly through the pandemic and thanks to them people living in our residential care homes and supported living projects have remained safe, active and happy. This generous offer from Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care UK will help us to show appreciation to the superheroes within our charity.”