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West Ham pledge support for local NHS charities

16 May 2020
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Hammers commit to a range of new fundraising initiatives to help provide vital support for patients and staff

West Ham United have committed to a dedicated set of fundraising initiatives that will help the National Health Service to provide vital support for patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pledge of support will directly benefit Barts Charity and King George and Queen's Hospitals Charity in the local community.

The support will include a commitment to promote charitable appeals, fundraising initiatives for equipment and staff wellbeing and an initial donation of 1,000 shirts for West Ham-supporting patients and NHS staff.

Staff at West Ham and the West Ham United Foundation will also be mobilised to volunteer to support local NHS trusts.

There will also be special experiences to raise the spirits for patients and their families, and for NHS workers affected by the pandemic.

Saying thank you

"Mobilising the claret-and-blue army to get behind their appeals means we can say thank you in a number of ways, across a range of activities, and hopefully in the process we can brighten the days of many patients who are also in need of support," West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady told the club's official website.

Tony Chambers, chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, added: "I know there are many Hammers fans among not only our patients, but also our staff, so we are absolutely delighted to receive this support from a much-loved local football club."

See: How our clubs have been helping the NHS

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