The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has reached its £2m fundraising target to support care workers in need due to COVID-19.
Thousands of individuals, businesses and charity organisations have contributed to the charity’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which was launched to support care workers who are shielding, self-isolating, unable to work due to coronavirus or having to cover funeral costs for the next of kin or a care worker.
Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director of The CWC, said: “Thanks to The CWC team, who have worked so hard, and the support of our trustees, we have now reached our epic target of £2m.
“We have been overwhelmed by the sheer demand for grants, something that I do not see an end to anytime in the near future. Without our charity and the kindness of people donating to the fund many care workers would be facing a very difficult time right now. We are a lifeline for most and very happy to be able to confidently help our care workers knowing we have the funds to do so.”
Significant donors to the fund have included: Alpha Healthcare Ltd; Asos; Barchester; Belron Ronnie Lubner Charitable Foundation; Borough Care; Bridgepoint; CARE badge; CSN Care; Hallmark Foundation; HC One Foundation; HC One Ltd; Health Foundation; Home Instead; Interserve Healthcare; Julia & Hans Rausing Trust; Just Eat; Medacs; Mohari Hospitality – Mark Sheinberg Relief Fund; Rayne Foundation; RCN Foundation; Savills; Sekoia; Sir Nigel Broackes Trust; Solihull Council; Wasps Legend; and We Care Badge.
You can support the fund by clicking here.