Covid Aid celebrates reaching 200,000 people across the UK with support, advice, and information

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Covid Aid, the UK’s national Covid-19 charity, has reached a milestone of providing more than 200,000 people across the country with much needed support - and is now launching an urgent appeal to help even more, as Covid continues to live amongst us and more than two million people in the UK are living with Long Covid.

It has been a month of milestones for the charity. There are now more than 1000 members of its awards-shortlisted Covid Aid Support Community, which provides 1-to-1 listening support, tailored interactive courses, expert Q&As, group sessions and much more.

Meanwhile both People’s Postcode Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund provided funding so that Covid Aid could boost the level of support available for living those with Long Covid across the country – which has been measured at more than two million people (according to the ONS) and which has grown across 2022.

Covid Aid is dedicated to delivering the widest possible range of support to all people who have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic across a range of issues including Long Covid, grief and bereavement, mental health, financial hardship, vaccines and other issues.

Covid Aid’s Founder and Chief Executive, Michael MacLennan, said:

“It is a testament to all those involved in the charity that Covid Aid has now reached more than 200,000 people with our online hub which provides a wealth of advice, information, and dedicated support.”

“More than 1000 community members, 60 volunteers, and hundreds of others have been responsible for us achieving this milestone – it is a phenomenal achievement within such a short period. However, with Covid rates on the rise again we need to focus on how we continue to grow, and we are asking for support how it can be provided – the public has already been amazingly generous, and we hope that organisations and other institutions can also help us to help those being significantly affected by Covid-19 across the country.”

The public can donate now or get involved in a variety of ways – any support will be greatly appreciated by the charity and its members, and make a huge difference at a crucial time.

Of the support available, community member Gillian said:

“Finding Covid Aid has been a huge relief and has allowed me to channel my grief in a different way.”

Another community member Elaine added:

“I am so glad I found this charity. It has stopped me from feeling like I am mad or just a weak person… I came here to meet others in my situation as well as to try and get some answers.”

Covid Aid is reliant on YOUR donations to provide support to those hit by Long Covid, grief and bereavement, and other Covid-related issues