Dukinfield and Stalybridge helps supply PPE to Hospices and Care Services

Thousands of masks and visors have been delivered to care homes and hospices in the North West due to collaborative funding from 20 Rotary Clubs, including Dukinfield and Stalybridge.

Presentation of PPE to Willow Wood Hospice

Thousands of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been delivered to 8 hospices and 22 voluntary care homes after 20 Rotary Clubs across Greater Manchester, including Dukinfield and Stalybridge, chipped in just under £8,000.

Some 5,000 face masks and 520 visors are among the consignment, all sourced in the UK and delivered on May 1 2020 by dedicated Rotary members for use by care workers and hospices and voluntary care homes in Bolton, Wigan, Salford, Tameside and Glossop.

In the Tameside and Glossop areas, masks and visors were donated to Hatton Grange in Hyde, Redcourt in Glossop and Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton under Lyne.  

The photo shows on the far left Maria Bailey, Hyde President Elect, delivering PPE to Dave Egerton and Nicki Byrne from Willow Wood Hospice.

The work is not yet finished.  10 inch Samsung tablets will also be delivered to the hospices in Greater Manchester, including Willow Wood Hospice, to aid communication at a time family visits are totally restricted and patients long to see their loved ones.

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