For the past two years, our nurses and frontline healthcare workers have been under the pump.
Soaring COVID-19 cases as a result of the spread of the Omicron variant has put immense pressure on the healthcare system.
An online fundraiser launched by Lions volunteers is giving the community an opportunity to say thank you to their COVID Healthcare Heroes.
The Coogee Lions Club’s Healthcare Heroes GoFundme page has now raised over $5,000 to help recognise the hard work of frontline staff working tirelessly in COVID-19 Red Zones.
Recognised nurses are presented with a Lions Healthcare Heroes certificate of thanks and a $50 shopping voucher.
Coogee Lions Club Co-President Sari-Elle Kraemer says the project is encouraging the community to get behind the fundraiser and show healthcare workers how much they are appreciated at this difficult time.
“Healthcare staff have been working under extreme conditions now for many months.”
“Many are working under extreme conditions right now with longer and more frequent shifts in physically challenging environments, having to perform their role in double layered personal protective equipment and not to mention endure the stress and trauma of increasing case numbers. We wanted to show them how much they are appreciated.”
“We encourage the community to help us through making a donation or helping spread the word. The more funds raised the more hardworking Healthcare Heroes we can recognise.”
For more information on how you can help thank our COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes, click here.
Every dollar raised will go to the Healthcare Heroes.