27th Oct, 2020

PPE donation to hospital charity helps to slow spread of virus in Rugby

Andy Morris 14th Jun, 2020 Updated: 15th Jun, 2020

A GENEROUS donation from the The Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore has helped to slow the spread of Coronavirus in Rugby.

The club successfully applied for a £500 grant from the local Rotary District organisation after President Elect Mike Folly learnt that the the Friends of St Cross Hospital charity were engaged in the Rugby PPE Response initiative.

The donation has enabled the initiative to buy materials for face visors and manage the logistics of their distribution.

Dr Keith Edgar, project lead of the Rugby PPE Response, said: “The visors enable clinicians and care workers to engage with people who may be infected with Coronavirus in a safer way.

“We have no doubt that the Rugby PPE Response initiative has helped to slow the spread of the virus in Rugby and we are most thankful for the support of donors to our appeal as well as the 50 plus volunteers and partner organisations that have helped us to produce and deliver over 12,500 face visors to the over 140 organisations.”

Mike visited the Benn Partnership Centre to see some of the PPE that the initiative has produced.

He said: “It was great to hear first-hand how this initiative has brought two great charities in the town together.

“It has evolved from supporting hospitals and care homes to now providing visors to GP and dental surgeries as well as infant and primary schools, and is now making cloth face masks for vulnerable members of the community through the Benn Partnership Centre.

“Please support them by donating material for cloth faces masks or funds to buy more, which will help them continue to produce the increasing range of PPE.”

Visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/RugbyPPEResponse to donate. Visit https://www.rugby-ppe-response.org.uk for more information on the initiative.

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