Sponsor Cards To Uplift NHS Staff

by Curious Pencil Ltd in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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Help us raise enough funds to uplift 21,000 NHS frontline staff, with hand-drawn greeting cards of appreciation to boost their morale.

by Curious Pencil Ltd in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

HELLO FROM US...

Hi, we're Simone Smith and Sheleen Cocea from Curious Pencil Ltd, a family-owned greeting card company based in the Midlands. We're all facing challenges in the middle of this global pandemic. Many of us are experiencing uncertainty and loss, including ourselves with the loss of our uncle. For this reason, we wanted to do something to uplift those who are working so hard for us all on the frontline.


OUR HEART...

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a rising pressure within the NHS and other key workers. Staff are being pushed to their limits emotionally and physically. As the UK came together to clap for the NHS, we were stirred to do something more, for those who are working tirelessly throughout this period.

After much discussion with some of the major hospitals in the Midlands:

  • Good Hope Hospital
  • Heartlands Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Solihull Hospital
  • also several GPs

All have expressed the need, not only for the lifesaving equipment but for something to boost their staff’s mental well-being and uplift their spirits at this time.

So together, as sisters, we decided to launch this campaign #CardsForNHS

HOW WE PLAN TO HELP...

We realise, now, more than ever, the power of the human touch and that a small gesture can go a very long way. A greeting card is a simple, yet effective way to come together as a community to show our gratitude for all the NHS Staff individually.

We are on a mission to give custom-designed greeting cards of appreciation, to encourage and uplift, every NHS worker within the Midlands, and then to the wider UK! If we exceed our target, we would also like to extend this mission to other keyworkers.

Each card comes with a hand-illustration designed in-house, a custom-written poem thanking NHS workers, words of encouragement and a hashtag (#CardsForNHS) where they can share pictures, positivity or anything to uplift their community of colleagues on social media.

We want to get a physical card into each individual's hands. This is so they can display it in their home as a tangible reminder of how much they are truly appreciated. We have seen first hand the impact our card designs have, which is why these cards can be kept as a badge of honour for years to come.


OUR ASK...

In order to make this happen, full production costs including finishing and delivery will cost around 50p per card. We have an aim to reach at least 21,000 NHS workers in the Midlands alone, which is why we need your help!

We are asking businesses and individuals who feel they can, to sponsor cards to be sent out to our hospitals and GPs, distributed amongst their workers.

Whether it's 1 card, 100 or 1,000, your contribution will make a huge impact in the lives of those working tirelessly. The card will be a constant reminder of how much we as a community, care. It will be a gift of appreciation, to uplift the morale of the NHS workers and together we can touch 21,000 individual hearts!

YOUR DONATION...

Your donation today will help us come together as a community and uplift NHS workers, giving them a tangible reminder of why they are loved and appreciated.

**Any profits will be put towards the production of more cards for NHS staff, as our aim is to get cards of appreciation to as many NHS staff as possible. Any profits beyond this will be split between local NHS charities and NHS charitable trusts. This could also be in the event of additional restrictions on business operations or unforeseen circumstances relating to staffing or safe continuation of production. 

WHAT OUR NHS WORKERS HAVE BEEN SAYING...

"Sometimes you work so hard and you never see that patient again, but this card is a constant reminder - it means so much"- NHS Worker

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Such a beautiful card” - NHS Worker

“Just received my beautiful card made by you. They are lovely and all the staff at Enki Medical Practice really appreciated them... so much love and thought has gone into them, thank you.” - General Practice Nurse

"Just got mine today... Real mood lifter, thank you” - NHS Worker

"Thanks for the cards sent to AMU at City Hospital. It really cheered us up at this difficult time" - AMU Sister

                                                         

ARE YOU A NHS WORKER?

This is only the start and we want to go further and wider, beyond the Midlands into the rest of the UK. So if you're a healthcare professional reading this, and you would like these cards to be provided to your place of work, please put us in touch with your management team or local fundraising officer. Once in touch, in the event that we are able to raise sufficient funds, we will seek to supply these cards to your place of work. You can contact us via email on hello@curiouspencil.co.uk.

KNOW NHS WORKERS / KEY WORKERS YOU WANT TO GIVE CARDS TO?

Due to a number of requests from people who want to give cards to NHS workers or key workers they know, we have now made cards available for purchase. Any profits will be funded back to this #cardsfornhs campaign.

Click here to purchase:
https://www.curiouspencil.co.uk/cardsfornhs-campaign


MEDIA COVERAGE

You have may he seen our NHS Campaign featured in one of the following:

- BBC WM Digital Radio 95.6 FM (make a difference)
- BBC News Online *Read the article here
- Redbrick *Read the article here
- Pursue:Inspire *Read the article here



Help us come together with #CardsforNHS 

Thank you,

Simone & Sheleen
Owners of Curious Pencil Ltd


OUR DETAILS... 

Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/cardsfornhs
General Enquiries Email: hello@curiouspencil.co.uk
More About Us: www.curiouspencil.co.uk/about-us
Artwork Copyright: © 2014 - 2020 Curious Pencil Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Special thanks to our video editor: www.deborahiona.com

**Any profits will be put towards the production of more cards for NHS staff, as our aim is to get cards of appreciation to as many NHS staff as possible. Any profits beyond this will be split between local NHS charities and NHS charitable trusts. This could also be in the event of additional restrictions on business operations or unforeseen circumstances relating to staffing or safe continuation of production. 

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