National Emergencies Trust

National Emergencies Trust Launches Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched an appeal to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a string of national emergencies from terror attacks to Grenfell, the Charity Commission decided to bring people together from the charity sector in an attempt to find a better way to respond to national emergencies. This, in turn, led to the creation of the NET in 2019.

By collaborating with charities and other bodies to raise & distribute money, and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster, the NET is turning its attention to coronavirus.

To help those affected by the pandemic, Prince William announced the launch of a special appeal, which so far has had tremendous support.

In a statement on their website, the National Emergencies Trust: “The world is in a state of emergency. The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting both businesses and people from across the globe.”

“Many people are suffering, not just physically due to ill health, but also economically and socially. Workers are struggling to make ends meet, small, local businesses are closing their doors, and social distancing and self-isolation means people aren’t able to visit vulnerable loved ones.”

Natwest is one of many corporate backers of the campaign. The bank is offering to match people’s donations in a bid to raise a total of £10m, just one example of how the NET is helping people join forces.

To find out more about the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal, or to donate, click here to visit their website.

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