Incredible commitment from Julia and Hans Rausing towards our COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Just two days after launching our COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, we have received an incredible commitment from Julia and Hans Rausing. This amazing support will help provide equipment, new technology, and support for frontline staff.

Julia and Hans Rausing commented: “This is an extraordinarily tough time for everyone across the country, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. There are a number of charities and organisations that are at the forefront of this pandemic, and we hope these donations can help them continue their excellent work when it has never been more needed.”

Chris Chaney, Chief Executive of CW+ commented: “Staff across our hospitals are already working incredibly hard to care for people affected by the COVID 19 outbreak. This phenomenal commitment from Julia and Hans Rausing will not only help us provide the additional intensive care support and capacity we urgently need but will also enable us to look after our dedicated teams and provide a huge boost to morale across our organisation.”

Rob Hodgkiss, Deputy Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust added: “We are incredibly grateful for this amazing support from Julia and Hans Rausing. This donation will not only help us accelerate our clinical response, but also be a huge morale boost for our staff who are working tirelessly to care for our patients. It is at times like these that we rely on the support of our wonderful community and network of friends and cannot express our gratitude enough.”

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust is a charitable fund supporting organisations and initiatives that provide benefit to society in the UK. The Trust exists to realise the philanthropy of Hans Rausing and Julia Rausing. Since its formation, it has provided over 220 grants totalling more than £200 million. Funding is given to organisations working within three main areas: Health and Wellbeing; Welfare and Education; and Arts and Culture.

CW+ and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been extremely fortunate to have received generous support from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust over the past few years including towards our Critical Care Campaign and our CW+ MediCinema.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Julia and Hans Rausing for their continued support, particularly at this difficult time for our hospitals, staff and patients.

Hans and Julia Rausing