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NHS Fancy Dress fundraiser launched

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An online ​UK wide​ campaign supporting the ​NHS​ and its continual Coronavirus fight is underway! The​ ‘Fancy Dress 4 NHS​’ campaign runs through to 25 May 2020.

Open to everyone, organisers are appealing for contributors, resplendent in fancy dress, to create fun short videos containing supportive messages of admiration, hope and goodwill. This could be holding up a placard, performing a sketch, being musical, telling jokes or whatever our Great British Public decide. ​The Fancy Dress supply chain has agreed to offer discounts to the public and donations to the campaign.

All monies raised from the campaign will support the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Foundation Covid-19 Support Fund, which will benefit nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers across health and social care who are experiencing economic or psychological difficulties.

Deepa Korea, RCN Foundation director, ​said: ‘The collective show of support and appreciation through F​ancy Dress 4 NHS​ is a testament to the tireless efforts of the nursing community in keeping families and communities safe. This support will not only help those individuals who may be experiencing personal hardship as a result of Covid-19 but will also help to address some of the psychological implications associated with working on the frontline.’

Anyone interested in joining this inspiring call to action are encouraged to visit​ ​for ideas, videos and information compiled by a group of volunteer entrepreneurs headed up by ​campaign manager Adam Fillary. Adam said, ‘​I am so proud of what our team has achieved and excited to see how the UK gets involved with creating a lasting record of our respect and gratitude.’

The team further supports the wider belief th​at there should be ​a ‘National Day of Respect’ to celebrate our NHS heroes and other critical workers.

Videos should be uploaded using #FD4NHS, #FancyDress4NHS with donations made via​

Already getting into the mood – Sunderland postie Jon Matson.

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