University COVID-19 response campaign celebrates outstanding community effort

The University of Liverpool is celebrating some of the incredible milestones of its COVID-19 Emergency Response campaign since its launch in March.

The Emergency Response Campaign is raising funds to support the University’s world-leading and transformational COVID-19 research, as well as assisting the NHS through equipment donations. It is also supporting students who may find themselves dealing with additional financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.

In numbers:

  • Supporters of the campaign have given more than £400,000 in donations since its launch, with almost £250,000 donated to the COVID-19 Research Campaign, and more than £150,000 donated to the COVID-19 Student Crisis Support Fund.
  • Of these gifts, the University has received more than 500 donations in total, with 469 individual donors giving across the two COVID-19 funding strands.
  • These donations have demonstrated the power of the University of Liverpool’s global community with the gifts generously donated from 35 different countries across six continents, including Australia, Canada, Ghana, South Korea and Sweden.
  • The University has seen an impressive number of first-time donors to the campaign with more than 300 donors who have never given before, generously giving gifts to support the emergency response.
  • In addition to financial donations, we called upon our University of Liverpool community to donate vital medical supplies to assist healthcare workers and University researchers. In response to this, more than 200,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been donated by almost 30 donors around the world. This has a combined value of £158,640.

Christina Turner, Director of Development and Alumni Relations said: “In an incredible global effort, our community of University staff, students, alumni and partners has delivered an awe-inspiring collective response to meet this unparalleled global challenge. We are incredibly proud of the individuals who have volunteered their time or services, contributed to research at the University, and donated or shared this vital campaign. On behalf of the University of Liverpool, we thank you.”