The medical staff have always been there as our health guardians, it is now time for us to guard them and be their strongest backup!
At the end of 2019, the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV in Hubei, China, caught the attention of Chinese people all around the world. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, we have been following the news closely, feeling worried about the spread of the virus, distressed by the suffering of our compatriots, and concerned about the health and safety of all frontline medical staff.
(Thousands of Chinese doctors volunteered for the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak. They are overwhelmed, under-equipped, exhausted, and even dying. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS)
(The scene at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on January 25, one day after the city was put into lockdown. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
Currently thousands of medical staff are fighting relentlessly in the frontline against the virus day and night to protect us, taking huge health risks whilst separated from their families and friends. Although distance separates us, the Chinese community in Southampton wishes to support the honorable medical staff by helping to reduce their infection risks through adequate access to essential protective medical supplies.
Recently, almost all the hospitals in the affected areas in China are facing desperate shortages of medical supplies. Many hospitals in Wuhan, Xiaogan, Xinyang, and Wenzhou have run out of protective medical equipment and have started to call for help from the global community through their official channels. The Chinese Association of Southampton is now in contact with British medical material manufacturers, international logistic suppliers, and the mainland hospitals facing scarce medical shortages to find ways to replenish critical supplies from the UK. To accelerate our efforts, we are calling for your help to enable us to procure and deliver more medical equipment for the mainland hospitals needing help.
(Due to medical supplies shortage, medical staff use medical alcohol to disinfect the protective glasses and use them repeatedly, photo taken by China Daily.)
We are hereby formally launching a fundraising campaign to help fight against the 2019-nCoV epidemic, and are calling for help from all the overseas Chinese, students, and friends in Southampton and the United Kingdom who wish to join our efforts. Every pound you donate will make a difference to protect the safety of the frontline hospital and medical staff. We need and appreciate your help!
Bank Name: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-42-19
A/C No.: 91367269
A/C Name: Chinese Association of Southampton
Charity No.: 1094390
When you donate, please fill in the Reference: soton
For anonymous donation, please fill in the Reference: soton0
All donations will be used to procure medical supplies to be delivered to hospitals in China fighting the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The first round of donations will be closed by 4pm, Sunday 23rd February 2020. Chinese Association of Southampton will display the proceed details on our official website. Our commitment is that all the proceeds will be used for the procurement of medical supplies (medical protective clothing, goggles, medical gloves, etc.) that are short in supply in China. The purchased supplies will be delivered to the Mainland as soon as possible through the fastest logistical means, and donated directly to first-line hospitals in mainland China. The details of expenditures related to materials purchased, logistics and transportation will be publicized throughout our official channel and we welcome the supervision from the society.
If you use WeChat and want to join us, or if you experience any problems when making a donation, please scan the QR-code to contact us. We are always happy to answer your questions and update details with you.
Thanks again for your kindness! Cheer for China!
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