On 27th January 2020, four days of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Hubei Province, Tsinghua UK Alumni Association launched a fundraising campaign for purchasing urgently needed medical equipment to support the frontline health care workers. Collaborating with the CSCST, OCLSS, the UK alumni associations of Nanjing University and Tianjin University, by 4th February, we successfully raised total £44,281 in the UK.
With the donated funding, we have sent 3,225 sets of personal professional medical protective suits and 1,440 medical respirators to three hospitals in Hubei directly on 6th and 14th February. The three hospitals – Wuhan Union Hospital, Hubei Yichang City Hospital and Hubei Hongan County Hospital – now have all received the crucial medical personal protective equipment, and are now being used by front-line clinics.
During this fundraising campaign, Chinese students across the UK, the UK citizans, logistics and airway companies have all generously contributed to the donation, logistics and transportation. Having these great efforts, we had accomplished our donation aim with around £ 9,000 beyond.
At present, it is becoming increasingly difficult of purchasing the above equipment in the UK. We have closed our donation channel at 22:00 pm UK local time on 4th February.
Here we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support and solidarity shown to China’s fight against the COVID-19. Now China has contained and prevented the virus from further spreading. As British Ambassador to China Ms. Barbara Woodward said, the virus has no nationality, no border. We stay together and unite efforts help nationwide battle.
If you have any queries about the donation, please contact Ms. Chen Cai on +447593116424, or via WeChat：chencai-chloe.
Again, thank you very much for your contribution, responsibility and trust!
Extending thanks to the following units and companies
Oxford Chinese Life Scientists Society
The Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology in the UK
Hubei Provincial Charity Association
China Southern Airline
Chinese Union of Cambridge University
Especially thanks to
All the team members working for this activity from UK Tsinghua Association