BUSINESSES are being urged to show their caring sides by supporting a campaign to thank NHS staff.
The scheme, being run by online hamper company Secret Hampers, sees businesses fundraise to buy hampers for staff at hospitals.
Nigel Richardson, director, said: ‘The aim of the project is to reach out to businesses, sports stars, celebrities and individuals throughout the UK to recognise and celebrate 70 years of the NHS and the wonderful care given by the unsung heroes working at all levels within the organisation by sponsoring a bespoke hamper.
‘Our goal is to replicate this to a total of 70 hospitals across the country. Each time we deliver 70 hampers to a hospital the contents are shared amongst the staff and can reach in excess of 3,000 people creating a massive positive impact.’
The scheme has already delivered hampers to Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford and Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle. It hopes to deliver to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital soon.
It is currently taking donations for several other hospitals, including the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.
Several Portsmouth businesses have already contributed.
Market Makers, a lead generation firm at Lakeside, North Harbour, held a fundraiser at its office and raised enough to fund three hampers.
CVWow, a recruitment firm in Fratton, has also committed to raising cash to contribute.
The hampers cost £70 each and contain locally sourced products that are worth about £100 and have been designed to share.
Once 70 hampers have been donated, a delivery will be made to the hospital.
To get involved go to secrethamper.com/