Giving back to the NHS/charity

There has never been a more important time to show your support for charities and/or the NHS – these are some of our favourite ways:

David Morrissey, Jenna Coleman, Denise Gough, Maggie Service and Ed Stoppard star in a new series of live-streamed play readings starting off with ‘A Separate Peace’ by Tom Stoppard directed by Sam Yates. Starting at 7pm on Saturday May 2nd (each reading is an exclusive one-time only live production.) Tickets available here at £7.50 – £20 and profits go to The Felix Project charity.

Anya Hindmarch is making 3,000 washable and reusable PPE gowns for The Royal Marsden Hospital which at the moment is a cancer ‘hub’ taking patients with impaired immune systems and COVID. Sponsor a PPE gown for £17 here.  They have 700 gowns sponsored so far with 2,300 to go…

More than 100 UK based photographers including Juergen Teller, Miles Aldridge (Dinner Party, 2009 is below) Elaine Constantine, Nadav Kander, artist Jeremy Deller with Fraser Muggeridge and Martin Parr have contributed prints for an online sale.  All proceeds from the sales of the £100 prints will benefit the Trussell Trust, an organisation that supports two-thirds of food banks in the UK.

Sky blue and white stripe linen shirt, £85 from With Nothing Underneath who are donating 20% of all profits to the charity Tuesday Night Bites, ie every shirt you purchase equals 5 meals for someone in need.

Biscuiteers are donating 10% from the proceeds of the Rainbow Letterbox Biscuit to the National Emergencies Trust Emergency Appeal.  Do look up their free baking and icing tutorials too.

The restaurant Spring London has teamed up with Hospitality for Heroes to provide over 100 meals each week for NHS staff at the Royal London Hospital.   Join in the great cause by shopping for flowers or food from Spring London and adding a donation to your shopping cart online.  Shop for everything from Fern Verrow flowers to Village Maid spenwood cheese – order from Thursday – Sunday and it will be delivered the following Thursday and Friday.  Their next restock is Thursday 30th April.

These hand painted lampshades featuring lucky clovers are available at for £66.  20% off each sale will go to the Imperial Health Charity that supports the NHS staff at some of London’s central hospitals.

Riding high on the success of their previous e-books, Bread Ahead have just launched their first free downloadable e-book. Seven Days of Sourdough‘  focuses on seven recipes and as yeast is proving hard to come by these days, they only include methods that can be made without yeast and can be made from a sourdough starter. The book features No Knead Sourdough. World’s Best Cheese Toastie and Bruschetta with everybody who downloads the free books being encouraged to make a donation to the charity Meals for the NHS.  And if you don’t have time to make your own sour dough starter then join Potage’s doughnate campaign.  Donate £5 to their NHS Charities Together fundraising page and they will send you a couple of spoonfuls of their prized sourdough mother, originally given to them by one of France’s top bakers.

One of our favourite jewellers, Jessica McCormack, is championing both London Craft Week and the NHS. Design a ring, put a picture on IG using the hashtag JMcreativeClub and the winning design will be chosen by Jessica McCormack on Monday 11th May.  The winner will receive a Jessica McCormack 18 karat rope ring plus their design will be handcrafted in Jessica McCormack’s workshop to be auctioned with all profits going to the NHS.

Our own contributor Annie (also expert seamstress and founder of Lucky Finds) is making face masks with all proceeds going to the NHS. Each one is unique – lined and interfaced and machine washable. See her Instagram for regular updates on fabric choices. Each mask is £7 payable via Paypal with proceeds to the NHS. Order by via DM or by emailing

Giving back to the NHS/charity
— Francesca
1st May 2020

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