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Businesses asked to donate spare PPE to the NHS

5 April 2020

A new campaign has 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.

The #ppe4nhs campaign is seeking donations of unused PPE from local businesses, particularly those in the engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors.

If your business has cupboards or storerooms with spare brand-new PPE, the NHS desperately needs any supplies they can get.

Businesses are invited to step up as part of their corporate social responsibility and community spirit and donate any spare PPE, without putting their own employees at risk.

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 companies can book a drop off slot and deliver their donations, at an allocated time.

All donated items will be loaded up and, at the end of each day, delivered to the designated NHS point of contact.

To donate, please e-mail ppe4nhs@hotmail.com to arrange a delivery location and time.

Please share details of this campaign with your networks and use #ppe4nhs in your social media communications.