Local 'Who Cares Wins' page raises thousands for NHS
Antrim DJs Mark and Paul Ritchie and musician Rodney Beggs have raised over £24,000 for the NHS via a live streamed gig. They set up a gofundme page called 'NHS Workers Support Fund' with the original target of £10,000.
Now the fundraisers are looking to distribute the donations to local charities that could really use the help during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, over £5000 had been donated for PPE for frontline workers and another £5000 has gone to NI Children's Hospice.
The next £10,000 is going to be given back to the NHS workers, key workers and volunteers through an nominating process and live draw. Supporting the local businesses along the way as well as giving a small gift in the form of a voucher for the nominations. To nominate a deserving person or organisation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.