IN just a few weeks, coronavirus (Covid-19) has brought the UK to its knees.

Now more than ever, we are reliant on our doctors, nurses and medical staff in our NHS hospitals.

These guardians angels of the community are serving on the frontline under impossible pressure to save lives.

While the majority of the population are confined to their homes, these heroes are forsaking their own health and well-being to put people like you and I first.

And this is why local newspapers across Newsquest are joining forces to raise money for the incredible NHS workers at the frontline of the healthcare crisis.

We think it is time for us as a country to say thank you – and we hope you will join us in donating money to support this workforce.

In Bradford our NHS Guardian Angels campaign is directly supporting the district’s NHS staff by raising money for the Hospital heroes Appeal run by the Bradford Hospitals Charity for the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust .

We are asking our readers to donate to a crisis fund, which will be used to buy items and services for staff to help them through the weeks and months ahead.

Funds will be used for well-being packs and gifts for staff in hospitals up and down the country, food deliveries and refreshments, covering the cost of travel and accommodation and other items which enhance the well-being of NHS staff and volunteers.

At this time of hardship, it is important for us, the community, to bring some joy and happiness to those who are giving us so much.

Across the UK, there have been appalling stories of nurses such as Dawn Bilbrough, from York, struggling to get access to fresh vegetables due to stockpiling. Or junior doctors and nurses being forced to share masks because there simply isn’t enough personal protective equipment to go round.

This is where we – as the public – can come together and help.

We are asking our readers to extend this support to the heroes of the NHS, to let them know we care and are thankful for everything they are doing for us.

Please donate whatever you can, and let us give a collective, united message to our NHS workers of our huge appreciation for their efforts.

You can donate money via the Just Giving page at

Get involved in the campaign by telling us why the NHS matters to you or how it has made a difference to your life.

Tweet us or post on Facebook to share your stories, using the hashtag: #ThankYouNHS.

You can also get involved by sending us a picture of yourself holding up a piece of paper reading, “#ThankYouNHS” - some of which we will print in the paper.

Let us show our NHS staff that we are thankful for everything they are doing for us all during this crisis.

You can find out more here