NHS commits to become ‘carbon net zero’

The NHS has adopted a multiyear plan to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system. The commitment comes amid growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change and air pollution, and aims to save thousands of lives and hospitalisations across the country. Air pollution is linked to killer conditions like heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, and academics have linked high pollution days with hundreds of extra out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and hospital admissions for stroke and asthma. The changing climate is leading to more frequent heatwaves…

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ASDA launches colourful rainbow pizza in support of frontline workers

With the nation coming together and continuing to stay at home to support the NHS and care workers, people are looking for easy ways to brighten up their mealtimes. As a homage to the NHS and care workers, Asda is launching a Rainbow Pizza – an edible interpretation of the iconic rainbow symbol that is providing people with hope during the pandemic. You can also feel good whilst you feast knowing that 100% of the profits of every purchase will go to charity. Asda will split this donation equally between…

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John Lewis reopens its Lancashire textiles factory to make gowns for the NHS and donates over 20,000 metres of fabric for scrubs

John Lewis has announced that it is reopening its textiles factory  ‘Herbert Parkinson’ in Lancashire, to make protective gowns for the NHS. Partners who usually sew bespoke blinds, curtains and pillows and duvets will this week begin making around 8,000 washable, clinical gowns for the Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust. The retailer is also donating over 20,000 metres of cotton fabric from its haberdashery departments and distribution centres to “For the Love of Scrubs” and ‘Scrubs Glorious Scrubs’, groups who now have thousands of members who are making scrubs for the…

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John Lewis & Waitrose launch soft toy design competition to raise money for the NHS

John Lewis and Waitrose are launching a soft toy design competition for children around the UK to raise critical funds for the NHS. With homeschooling recommencing across the nation, the retailer is inviting children (and adults) to create and share their designs for a “super-bear” cuddly toy that celebrates the spirit and fortitude of the fearless men and women working on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis.  The winning design will be turned into an exclusive Christmas toy and sold by Waitrose and John Lewis from October, following in the…

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NHS Covid-19 appeal reaches over £15million in first 5 days

The NHS charities National COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL launched on Monday 23 March by NHS Charities Together reached over £15million within its first 5 days.  The appeal supports hospital staff and volunteers at the frontline caring for Covid-19 patients.  Thank you to XTX Markets for launched the appeal with an amazing £10million donation. ‘XTX Markets commented: “COVID-19 has put the NHS under immense pressure and ‘NHS Charities Together’, as the umbrella organisation for all NHS charities and specifically their Covid-19 campaign, are playing a crucial role in getting funds to where…

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