Personalised clothing specialists, Garbmann, are in contact with local care homes to help provide them with packages of the personal protective equipment they are struggling to receive. As well as investing over £650 into PPE itself so far, the company is also encouraging donations from others.
The most sought-after items include disposable aprons, gloves, face masks, coveralls, hand sanitisers, goggles and face visors. All items should be unused and unpackaged.
The plans are being made in an effort to support key care workers, many of whom have not been able to get hold of the correct PPE. Providing them with the equipment they need is a vital step towards keeping them safe, as well as containing the spread amongst the elderly or unable, ultimately helping to save lives.
Laurence Sharpe, Owner and Director of Garbmann, who provide custom safety gear and PPE, explains how companies can make donations:
“Anyone can donate. All donations are fully tracked, and you will be publicly thanked for helping, plus those receiving the PPE will be notified of who has donated.
“Businesses who are currently in lockdown may have excess equipment lying about which isn’t currently being used, especially building, scaffolding or deep clean companies, and we urge you to try and help where you can.
“Get in touch with us at email@example.com or call 01799 786003 if you think you have something you’d like to donate. We will advise on shipping address and if local, we’ll be happy to collect.”