A new campaign has been launched, calling on businesses in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to support NHS staff dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launched by Martin Rigley MBE, Managing Director of Lindhurst Engineering Ltd in Sutton in Ashfield, the #ppe4nhs campaign is seeking donations of unused PPE from local businesses, particularly those in the engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors.
As Martin says:
“Having worked in engineering and manufacturing for nearly 40 years, I know there will now be cupboards and storerooms in manufacturing, engineering, construction and science-based businesses, full of brand-new PPE. Our NHS desperately needs this PPE and, as a business community, we have a duty to get it to them, if possible, without putting people at risk.
We understand that there is a specific need for:
- Any fluid resistant surgical masks including, although not exclusively, FFP2 or FFP3 rated (the rating is marked on each mask).
- Nitrile gloves
- Visors or goggles
- Disposable aprons or overalls
To avoid contact and maintain social distancing, we’ve put a process in place where companies can book a drop off slot and deliver their donations, at an allocated time, without coming into contact with anyone. We will then load up and, at the end of each day, deliver the equipment to the designated NHS point of contact.
To make a donation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a delivery time.
MD Martin Rigley