Raising money for NHS Charities Together with our Beyond the Storm competition: how will the donations be spent?

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You may be wondering how the money we are raising from our Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal will actually be spent. Below is a detailed summary from the organisation's own website. The answer is: providing somewhere comfortable so staff and volunteers can take a break, access to nutritious food and drink, use of electronic-tablets so patients, staff and volunteers ...

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