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CareTech Charitable Foundation
CareTech Charitable Foundation


Why we need your help

Kit4Carers, a new initiative hosted by the CareTech Foundation, is a not-for-profit volunteer group working towards raising £1,000,000 to provide free personal protective equipment (PPE) for carers working with the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Like Lambs to the Slaughter?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, without access to adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), care home workers and other carers in the community are risking their lives – and the lives of those they look after. As ITV News reported, they are “like lambs to the slaughter”.

That is why Kit4Carers urgently needs your help to get FREE PPE to carers working with the most needy and vulnerable people in our communities.

The Forgotten Few

Shortages of PPE for NHS workers and health professionals has received much publicity. Less so for people caring for the most marginalised groups such as children at risk, the homeless, people with drug and alcohol addiction, or with mental illnesses. Carers and the cared for all need effective personal protection during the Covid-19 pandemic.

All Carers Should Have Access to PPE

Many carers are poorly paid – and some unpaid. Yet, frequently, the work they do is difficult and risky but vital for people who are anxious, lonely and vulnerable. Community carers are operating at a time when resources are stretched and, in some cases, shelters and community centres are shut. Their work goes largely unsung and they urgently need our support.

Kit4carers is a not-for-profit group that has been formed to focus on sourcing, shipping and distributing PPE kit to this community of carers as soon as possible. We have the procurement, logistics and supply chain working round the clock - and what’s more, we are already delivering our first shipment of masks, gowns and gloves this week into the UK.

Kit4Carers is led by Dr Pramod Prabhakaran, an NHS Consultant, Hassan Chaudhury, international trade expert & ex-social worker and Omar Butt, innovation leader from Vita Healthcare Solutions and Angus Robertson, Managing Partner at Curzon Private Office.

Individual Supporters 

Prince Ade Ade-Odunlade - Managing Director at CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Malcolm Barratt-Johnson - PharmaMedic Consultancy Ltd

Omar Butt - Innovation Lead, Imperial College Health Partners

Dr Nav Chana - General Practitioner, Chair, National Association of Primary Care

Dr Navin Chandra - NHS Consultant Child Psychiatrist

Hassan Chaudhry - Specialist (Digital Health & Data) Department of International Trade 

Lee Davies - Event Director & Head of Partnerships, Health + Care and the Digital Healthcare Show

David Dawes - Council Member, Royal College of Nursing, Commercial Director, Future Care Capital

Carole Edmond – CEO Glassmoon Strategies Ltd

Prof Andrew George - Chair, Imperial College Health partners, Non-Executive Director, Health Education England. Non-Executive Director, Health Research Authority 

Steve Hamblin - Clear Artificial Intelligence

Nicola Haywood-Alexander - CHCIO (International) CEng, MBA (Exec), BSc (Hons) 

Dr Alex Lewis - Medical Director, Ernst & Young, UK & Ireland

Rachel Murphy - CEO, Difrent

Mat Oram - CEO, AdviseInc

Tim Lux - MD, Pathfinders

James Pool - Head of Business Development, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Pravin Prabhakaran - NHS Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

Angus Robertson – Managing Partner, Curzon Private Office

Simon Shooter - Partner, Bird & Bird

Andrew Whelan - Chairman, Future Care Capital

Angus Wrixon - Director, Salix & Co

Graeme Hodges - CEO, 33Hz Limited

Freddie Raben - Consultant, SThree Group

Maddy Hill speaks for all of us when she says just how in awe she is at the level of courage being exhibited by all NHS staff, community carers and key workers during this pandemic. That’s why she is supporting Kit4Carers and encouraging you to support us in any way you can.

Maddy Hill

"A donation as little as £5 can buy face masks, gloves and aprons for one person.I know how grateful and humbled we all are right now by the efforts of our carers and frontline staff, so please, give what you can to Kit4Carers and protect our incredible carers and those they’re caring for"

Maddy is best known for having played the hugely popular paramedic Ruby Spark in Casualty and Nancy Carter in EastEnders.


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Oct 10, 2020

Gregg McKella

Here's another donation from sales of my "Behind This Mask" single release. Fancy a lookie & listen? Please check out on Bandcamp/paradise9 Keep up the fantastic work you are doing!


Sep 18, 2020

Fiona Proudler

Inspired by Rachel Murphy talking to my team today and inspired every day by the wonderful carers in the UK.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 18, 2020

Yard Associates Ltd


Aug 10, 2020

Gregg McKella from the band Paradise 9

Hi, I am donating 100 in sales of my digital single "Behind the Mask" through Bandcamp. I will shortly be releasing a video of the song and give it another promotion. Many thanks Gregg


Jul 16, 2020

Paul Fleming

Keep up the great work!

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 11, 2020

Priya Taneja

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 01, 2020

Nick K

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 30, 2020

Ugur Tanriverdi

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 26, 2020


(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jun 19, 2020


(plus 25.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 31,227.75

Direct donations


Raised offline 29,814.00

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