London Rainbow 🌈

Collective

We collect donated phones/tablets and distribute through health and care services to people isolated by Covid-19 without access to their own devices.

Thanks to your financial contributions, we are operating on an estimated annual budget of £1,609

Today's Balance
£552.02
Estimated Annual Budget
£1,609
Goal
£2,000

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+ 36

39 individuals and 1 organization have contributed

Goal

Monthly SIM sponsor

£500 GBP / month goal

£10 GBP / month raised (2%)

At £10/month, you'll ensure a recycled phone has its monthly bill covered during the Covid-19 cri... Read more

£10 GBP / month

2 individuals have contributed

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1

Caroline [email protected]

£150 GBP since Apr 2020

2

Andrew Strait

£100 GBP since Apr 2020

3

Helene lovell

£100 GBP since May 2020

4

steve schifferes

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

5

James burrows

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

6

Briony Turner

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

7

Laurence Plumb

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

8

David Romain

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

9

Ellie Mitchell

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

10

Incognito

£50 GBP since May 2020

11

Nick Taylor

£50 GBP since May 2020

12

Michele Allender

£40 GBP since Apr 2020

13

Beth

£30 GBP since Apr 2020

14

Jenny Freeman

£30 GBP since Apr 2020

15

Sarah Holloway

£30 GBP since Apr 2020

Organizations

1

St Christopher's ...

£240 GBP since Jun 2020

What's new with London Rainbow 🌈

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

📣 70 and counting: 🌈 Shout out to the people and organisations helping us make an impact 🙌

"It is through your hard work to find and recommission the devices and get them to us, we've been able to scale up, and help over 50 patients reconnect with their families, in some cases this will be the first time they are seeing an...
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Published on May 20, 2020 by Jonathan

🌈 Track our progress: 42 devices across 5 hospitals

Yesterday we delivered 4 phones to King's College Hospital, and 4 phones for patients at Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington. You can see
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Published on April 29, 2020 by Jonathan

🌈 We're now providing phones and tablets to four London hospitals

In the last week we've handed over batches of ready-to-use phones and tablets to doctors at Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.
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Published on April 26, 2020 by Jonathan

Budget

See how money openly circulates through London Rainbow 🌈. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Monthly financial contribution to London Rainbow 🌈

from Michele Allender 8/4/2020

+£10.00GBP
Completed

Monthly financial contribution to London Rainbow 🌈 (Month...

from James burrows8/3/2020

+£10.00GBP
Completed

Financial contribution to London Rainbow 🌈

from Alice Osborne7/28/2020

+£20.00GBP
Completed

Today’s balance

£552.02 GBP

Estimated annual budget

~ £1,609.37 GBP

London Rainbow 🌈 is all of us

Our contributors 43

Everyone who has supported London Rainbow 🌈. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Andrew Strait
Admin

Total contributions

£100 GBP

Jonathan
Admin

Contact me if you want to donate a device, recieve a device for your patients in your care, or volunteer to help London Rainbow.

St Christophe...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£240 GBP

Caroline Need...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£150 GBP

Wonderful initiative sadly much needed.

Helene lovell
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£100 GBP

What a fantastic job you do. Thank you

steve schifferes
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

James burrows
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

Monthly SIM sponsor

Briony Turner
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

What this enables is priceless, well done for taking this through from idea to action.

Laurence Plumb
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

David Romain
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

Ellie Mitchell
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

About

 
We are a local community organisation, formed in response to hospitals having to stop in-person visits due to Covid-19. Many patients arrive at hospital without a phone or tablet to stay in touch with their families. In some cases, doctors and nurses have resorted to lending patients their own phones to call home during their last moments. We work directly with doctors, nurses, carers and community workers to deliver repurposed donated devices (from the public) to where the need is greatest across our London health and care services.  

We’ve connected hundreds of patients to their loved ones, often during their last moments, across six London hospitals. And we have recently provided devices to support a COVID-19 recovery trial. As shown on our tracker, London Rainbow has delivered 88 phones and tablets (see map). Doctors, nurses, care and community workers lend them to patients in need at:
+ Barons Court Project (1)
+ Charing Cross Hospital (4)
+ Conrad Court Extra Care (3)
+ Elgin Close Extra Care (1)
+ Elmgrove House Extra Care (2)
+ Hammersmith Hospital (5)
+ King's College Hospital (13)
+ Lewisham Hospital (15)
+ Lewisham NHS Community Falls Service (1)
+ Lingham Court Extra Care (3)
+ Princess Royal Hospital - Bromley (4)
+ Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Woolwich (5)
+ St.Christopher's Hospice (17)
+ Third Age Project - Camden (4)
+ Turnberry Court Extra Care (3)

As the pressure is now easing on hospital wards, we are redeploying phones and tablets originally dispatcehd to hospitals to care homes and community services where isolation is still hindering services.


Devices are donated by members of the community. Volunteers (including the administrators above) assign them new IDs and SIM cards and deliver them ready to use. The costs incurred, most significantly monthly plans on mobile networks, are reclaimed by volunteers and transparently recorded here on Open Collective. Financial contributions from the community allow this to be completely free and admin-free for hospitals, care homes and community services that need our help.

How do I donate a phone/tablet?
We are currently only accepting tablets that are compatible with SIM cards. These are in high demand, and we have sufficient stocks of other devices. It is important that you perform a factory reset on your device before donating. Tell us about your tablet-compatible SIM and we'll get in touch and make a plan to receive it - use the South London form or the West London form.

Any donated devices which can't be easily redeployed into hospitals will be recycled, and any unspent funds will be donated to relevant NHS charities at the hospitals we are supporting. Read our Overview and Finance Policy for more details.


FAQ 

I work with patients who would benefit from a phone/tablet. Can you help?
Yes, we are keen to work with any London hospital, care home or community service and have resources to support additional devices being deployed. Contact us and tell us
+ where you work,
+ your role,
+ what devices you think you need.
We will respond to coordinate on a plan to provide devices.

I want to volunteer to help London Rainbow make this happen.
There are several different tasks that need doing, some remotely. Contact us and we will find a way to use your skills and time to help.

I want to donate my phone but...
For all FAQ related to donating devices, click here