Hemel businessman sets up COVID-19 - NHS Family Hardship Fund

The fund has been set up to help the families of NHS workers

Monday, 18th May 2020, 4:26 pm

A businessman from Hemel Hempstead has set up a fundraising page to help the families of NHS staff who have died with coronavirus.

Chris Junior Desai, 31, of Apsley, set up the COVID-19 - NHS Family Hardship Fund to support the families and loved ones of frontline NHS staff who have lost their lives whilst performing their duties as doctors and nurses in the fight against COVID-19.

The 31-year-old is the founder of Vayyu - an ethical, sustainable and organic brand - and The Vayuu Foundaion, a charity established to combat ocean plastics and break the cycle of poverty within the Dalit ‘Untouchable’ community in India through marine conservation.

Chris has set up the Go Fund Me page

He said: "At the start of the pandemic we were delivering food and groceries to those in need in the community

"When NHS workers started dying we decided we wanted to do something for the families of those NHS workers that had died.

"Doctors and nurses have died after contracting COVID-19, they are sacrificing themselves in the line of duty for us.

"Let's honour the families and children of all the NHS staff who may loose their lives in the fight for us, by donating to this relief fund.

Chris is selling wristbands to raise money for the fund

"I have a deep respect for the NHS and its key workers as a family member of mine was very ill at one point and I spent a lot of time in hospital with them, the level care and compassion was just heart warming.

"We are retailing ocean friendly silicone wristbands on www.thevayyufoundation.co.uk where 100 per cent of the profits go to our COVID-19 - NHS Family Hardship Fund.

"We would like to thank everyone who has donated."

Chris is hoping to raise £1,000 for the COVID-19 - NHS Family Hardship Fund, to make a donation visit: www.gofundme.com/f/thevayyufoundation.

Chris is selling wristbands to raise money for the fund

For more about The Vayyu Foundation, visit: www.thevayyufoundation.co.uk.

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