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BMA sets up coronavirus fundraiser

The BMA has set up new methods for members of the public to donate or send messages of support to doctors working in the time of coronavirus.

It has created the fundraising part of this to acknowledge the many requests the public made to show appreciation to the medics facilitating the country’s response to the pandemic. 

All donations will be received by medical charities whose ethos correlates to the BMA’s mission: ‘We look after doctors so they can look after you.'

The BMA, which represents 160,000 doctors and medical students, has set a target of £10,000. 

Professor Averil Mansfield CBE, chair of the BMA Giving Committee, and Dr David Wrigley, deputy chair of the BMA Council, said: ‘We will also be sharing any messages of gratitude for doctors we receive from members of the public who are wanting to thank them for their heroic efforts in these difficult times.’

Anyone wanting to get involved can visit the fundraising page, or contact thankyou@bma.org.uk.

Readers' comments (4)

  • Call me a cynic, but they'll probably pocket 80% of whatever is funded to them.

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  • Call me a bigger cynic, as above would more accurately read:
    ‘All donations will be received by blokes whose ethos correlates to the BMA’s mission: ‘We keep the powder dry for you’.

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  • It’s a fiver each lads, don’t look a gift horse etc.
    Suspect general public have a bit more on their minds.

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  • A fiver? Target is 10k - 5k med students coming in. That's £2 *each*. Well, that should be enough to be a week's worth of shopping isn't it. Welcome to medicine and the NHS's heartfelt appreciation - £2.

    Honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry at this point. Doctor salaries even at junior level (F1) is absolutely ludicrous.

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