Glossop Rotary Club help PPE effort

Kind-hearted Rotarians have played their part in the local coronavirus response by helping to donate items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep Glossopdale's healthcare heroes safe.

Glossop Rotary Club did their bit by helping to provide the essential equipment for hospices and other care services in the Glossop area last week. 

Thousands of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been delivered to care homes and hospices in North West thanks to the efforts of 20 Rotary clubs across Greater Manchester.

The PPE has gone to eight hospices and 22 voluntary care homes, after the Rotary clubs in the organisation's North West District chipped in with just under £8,000.

Some 5,000 face masks and 520 visors were among the consignment, all sourced in the UK and delivered on May 1 by dedicated Rotary members, for use by care workers in the hospices and voluntary care homes in Bolton, Wigan, Salford, and Tameside.

Dr Swati Mukherjee - Humanitarian Services Team representative for the Rotary District 1285 and a member of Bolton Lever Rotary Club - said: "With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we could not sit idly by and do nothing.”

"The health and caring services are in dire need of this PPE equipment, especially in the care homes, and this was the least Rotary, ‘as people of action’ could do. We have contributed to hospices and care homes from north of the region in Chorley, all the way down to Chapel-en-le-Firth, High Peak." 

In the High Peak, masks and visors were donated to Blythe House Hospicecare, St Christopher's Trust (Redcourt) in Glossop and Willow Wood Hospice.

Main image:

Glossop Rotary Club's Vice President Gill Redfern delivering PPE to St Christopher's Trust and Blythe House Hospicecare.


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