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Businesses urged to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to support Cumbria's health workers


The Business and Economic Response and Recovery Group (BERRG) of the Local Resilience Forum is inviting all of Cumbria’s business with spare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to make this available to health and care workers to keep them safe during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic.

BERGG’s Chair and Cumbria LEP’s Chief Executive, Jo Lappin, said:

“In these unprecedented times, it is vital that we pull together as a community to support our health and care services.

“We are aware that many Cumbrian businesses will have PPE that is not currently being used and we have already had several offers of support from those who have surplus stock that they are willing to donate.

“This equipment provides a first line of defence for workers against the virus, keeping them safe and allowing them to continue in their vital roles in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and treating those that are affected.

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

“If you have stock which is not being used, we would encourage you to please  donate this, in order to help in the battle against COVID-19. 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. Businesses who can help are invited to complete the above form. 

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