University of Worcester helping to fight Covid-19Published: Tuesday, 5th May 2020
Worcestershire 1000 member, The University of Worcester, has joined the fight against coronavirus with a number of initiatives to help tackle the pandemic.
After making its nursing and healthcare training equipment available for use by the NHS in March, the University last month launched a campaign to link its students who live locally to volunteering opportunities available in the county.
With these initiatives already making a huge difference to communities, members of the University's Student Union are now using their daily exercise to raise vital funds for the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Charity.
Through the walk4worcester campaign, participants are walking the equivalent distance between NHS Nightingale Birmingham and NHS Nightingale London – a total of 348km. Each participant will complete a 4km run or walk, before donating £4, helping to reach its target total.
It’s hoped that the initiative will enable key NHS workers within the community to be protected during this worldwide pandemic.
Donations can be made via the walk4worcester JustGiving page.