**Announcement**

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on **Announcement**

**Announcement**

Good afternoon everyone, we just wanted to let you know that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, from today our office will not be manned. However, we want to assure you that we are still fully operational during office hours. Nigel can be contacted via mobile on 07484047982 and our office email is helpinghandrbhsc@btconnect.com. Our social media will be monitored too.

We understand many of you had fundraising plans in place, which will now have to be postponed, in particular the dozens of you who have been training for the Belfast Marathon and we hope that alternative dates can be found in due course. Thank you for all the effort to date. If you need any help with rescheduling places, give Nigel a call.

As a small charity, we have been humbled over the years by the truly amazing generosity of individuals, groups, schools and businesses across the province and once we are back to normality again we will really appreciate your support. In the meantime, we will try and support the hospital in any way we can!

Our NHS has always been an incredible service and the staff will be put under a lot of strain in the coming weeks, we would urge everyone to keep abreast of the latest government advice and try their best to follow it.

In a more light hearted tone, with the children now at home, if any of them would like to draw, paint or create any pictures or messages of support for the NHS staff, we would love to see them! Please do take a picture of them and send them through to our email or PM us. We will then post them to our page and hopefully we can use them as a means of encouragement during these difficult times.

Finally, from everyone here at Helping Hand RBHSC thank you for your continued support and we hope you and your family stay safe.

Helping Hand Team
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