5 May 2020

Stranger Things star supports NHS Heroes appeal

British actress Millie Bobby Brown has donated £5,000 each to Bournemouth Hospital Charity, Salisbury Hospital Charity and Southampton Hospitals Charity to help support frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

After launching an emergency appeal to help support frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic, Southampton Hospitals Charity has received an incredible amount of support from the community, including this generous donation from 16-year-old Millie who with her family lived in Bournemouth for four years.

From cleaners, to catering staff, porters, back office administrators, nurses, health care assistants, registrars, paramedics, doctors or consultants – teams of dedicated NHS staff are going above and beyond during this health emergency.

Millie Bobby Brown said:

Britain’s NHS workers – and all carers – are an inspiration to us all and are the nation’s heroes. I am in awe of every one of them and just wanted to thank those risking their lives – particularly in hospitals on the South Coast. The area is very dear to me and my family and I cannot wait to visit again soon. Keep up the brilliant work and stay safe. Thank you. You are all amazing.”

The donations the Charity receives will be used to fund a number of items, including personal care packages, wellness rooms, tablets to enable staff and patients to connect safely with their loved ones at home as well as access to specialist psychological support help lines.

Joint Interim Director for Southampton Hospitals Charity, Jeneen Thomsen, said:

We’re very grateful to Millie Bobby Brown and our fantastic community for supporting our coronavirus emergency appeal. The money already raised from our appeal has meant that we’ve been able to respond quickly to requests made from staff across UHS, ensuring that they are able to continue providing patients with the best possible care. Millie’s donation will be put towards wellbeing rooms where staff have a safe space to take a break from the ward environment with  support and refreshments on hand.

We’re committed to supporting our staff and patients now and after the pandemic, through your donations which have never been more needed.”

To donate to Southampton Hospitals Charity’s NHS Heroes appeal, visit southamptonhospitalscharity.org/NHSheroes or text

  • NHSHEROES 3 to 70460 to donate £3
  • NHSHEROES 5 to 70460 to donate £5
  • NHSHEROES 10 to 70460 to donate £10

For more information on the appeal, visit southamptonhospitalscharity.org/NHSheroes

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