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Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) widens call for businesses to donate PPE


Everybody is aware of the urgent need to make sure that our essential front line services including doctors, nurses and care home workers have the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep them and those in their care safe.

Cumbrian businesses, which are renowned for their community spirit, innovation, creativity and ingenuity, are invited to support this widened local call for more PPE.

Jo Lappin, Chair of the Local Resilience Forum’s Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) and Chief Executive of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, asked any businesses with spare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to get in touch: 

She said: “We’re very grateful to the organisations that have offered their PPE to protect our healthcare workers. We have been delighted by the response, and are very appreciative of the businesses that are going out of their way to help.

“However, currently donations are not keeping pace with demand and I would therefore urge any business that can help to get in touch by this web link --

“We welcome donations of any personal protective equipment but would particularly welcome moisture repellent facemasks, which are desperately needed.   

“Your donation really can help to protect our most vulnerable citizens and our most precious assets – our health and social care workers.”

The spare equipment provided will be issued to key medical and social care facilities across Cumbria, with collection available, if needed.

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