Nurse raises thousands for patients with coronavirus

Alison Williams launched the crowdfunding page after seeing how 'desperately unwell' patients with coronavirus are.

A nurse has raised thousands of pounds to help patients with coronavirus after seeing first hand how “desperately unwell” they have become.

Alison Williams from Edinburgh launched the crowdfunding page in a bid to raise money for essential items needed by those hospitalised with the covid-19 virus in Lothian and “potentially beyond”.

The page, which had an initial target on £500, has already raised over £4000 since it was launched on Saturday morning.

That number continues to grow as donations come flooding.

Alison says they are looking for donations that will help them purchase pyjamas, toiletries and Ipads to allow them to keep in contact with families after seeing how “desperately unwell” they are.

On the JustGiving page she said: “Unfortunately staff working in the COVID positive wards at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are seeing first hand how desperately unwell these people are and how little they have.

“Without any visitors, and families at home in isolation they have little or no clothing and toiletries.

“We’re looking to purchase men’s/ladies pyjamas, toiletries and, if donations permit, hospital ipads to allow them to keep in touch with their families at such a difficult time.

“We appreciate that things are difficult for everyone right now but if you can help someone in the most difficult of times if would be very much appreciated.”

You can donate to the crowdfunding page here.

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