Hinckley charity deliver PPE supplies

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 23 April 2020

Hinckley Round Table’s appeal for personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies has been heard loud and clear by Hinckley residents and those in surrounding areas as they have helped by following through with supplies for to produce the PPE.

Yesterday, on 22 April, the first 300 face shields were delivered and were gratefully received by five different care companies and a pharmacy locally so they can continue their work during the ongoing pandemic.

Today, on 23 April, 500 more face masks are ready to go out to community carers, NHS front-line workers and staff, and care workers.

Pictured: Recently donated equipment used to make the PPE (Supplied by Hinckley Round Table for Hinckley Free Press)

Thanks the generous donations from Hinckley and surrounding villages, the Hinckley Round Table have been able to get enough materials to make 3,000 face shields. All of these face masks will be delivered in the next week.

The charity have received very generous donations from Hastings High School, M. Wright & Sons, Heroic Care Ltd, and Hinckley & Burbage Lions.

Hastings High School donated over 2,000 laminate sheets to be used for face shields (Supplied by Hinckley Round Table for Hinckley Free Press)

Coventry’s own brewery, Dhillons Brewery, donated sanitising spray for the charities work area and masks.

Nuneaton family-run based business, Cawthornes Stationery, also donated materials to help out.

Every single donation that the charity have received has contributed to being able to provide this much needed PPE.

Hinckley Round Table have set up a Go Fund Me donation page, which you can contribute to at this link.

All funds raised from will go towards funding PPE supplies. So far, the charity have hit a whopping amount of £800 out of their £2,000 goal.

Recently, the charity introduced an online competition where residents can nominate keyworkers who they think deserve a meal from Chris’s Fish and Chips in Barwell where they have to ‘tag’ a friend on Facebook in the comments.

Last week, as a part of this competition, the charity gave away 20 meals from Chris’s Fish and Chip shop to key workers.

Due to the donations for the competition, they are giving away another 25 meals tonight to the key workers nominated on their Facebook page.

The Round Table already have their next campaign in mind to help the community, which will be announced on their Facebook page next week, so keep your eyes peeled on their page.

The charity have had support from Gregg Lee, who runs an online quiz on the weekends. Lee asked his quizzers who took part to donate to their Go Fund Me page, which they did.

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