Gloves for NHSHeroes are raising £200,000 to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect North West NHS healthcare workers caring for sick Patients.
We are facing uncertain times due to COVID-19 but the solidary within communities around the country is beautiful. Sportswear giants are donating millions to help support global communities, assembling face masks and PPE for those at the frontline.
We at Elissa & Stef want to do our bit! We don’t have big factories, we don’t have huge budgets but as a small Manchester-based firm we have given away our stock to NHS workers and want to do more.
Unfortunately, we hear so many stories of key workers who do not have the equipment needed to do their jobs, local GP practices are sending emails out seeking PPE support, we are not just talking about nurses and doctors but care, home workers, cashiers at supermarkets, pharmacy workers, and the list goes on. With the governments focus on big hospitals we hope they will get their supplies soon, but we want to do our bit too and provide as much Personal Protective Equipment as possible to all levels of key workers that need it. That’s why we have initiated Gloves for NHS Heroes.
Images below are examples of PPE needed:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) involves disposal latex gloves, face masks, surgical gowns, disposable isolating clothing.
- We have secured two reputable suppliers of PPE for efficient/sufficient deliveries.
- The PPE suppliers secured will use air freight to ship the items to the UK.
- The goal is to raise funds to purchase the PPE directly from an accredited international supply chain and redistribute to NHS hospitals and organisations that can also distribute directly to health workers.
All we ask is for you to kindly donate whatever you can afford to go towards the funding of more PPE. Personal Protective Equipment stops the spread of the virus to other patients and NHS Staff, so acting NOW is essential to stop the spread.
The People who need the personal protective equipment are all Healthcare frontline staff, which includes Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare assistants, paramedics, porters, physiotherapists, all non-medical staff, catering staff preparing meals for patients and all NHS volunteers at this time.
IF YOU ARE A KEY WORKING BUSINESS, however small, who feel like you could benefit from receiving equipment that you can not obtain currently, please get in touch at [email protected] or [email protected]
We are not trying to compete with the government in any way, we are simply trying to support their efforts. We DO NOT support privatized health companies and individuals who are selling PPE to health care professionals and the general public at higher rates and benefit from the profit.
Gloves for NHS heroes policy document is available to read here.
Agbatutu Gregory, (MBA) founder Elissa & Stef (www.elissastef.com)
Jessica Hughes, Digital Marketing intern at Elissa & Stef.