Julia and Hans Rausing Pledge £1 Million to get Emergency PPE to Frontline NHS Workers
- Initiative will deliver much needed personal protective equipment (“PPE”) to NHS workers on the frontline
- Donation made to new “Mail Force Charity” founded by the Daily Mail newspaper with support of the NHS and UK Government
- Latest donation marks full £16.5 million pledge which is now in the hands of charities and organisations dealing with the impact of Covid-19
Julia and Hans Rausing are pleased to announce their support to the “Mail Force Charity”, donating £1 million in order to get essential PPE to frontline NHS workers.
The initiative, which has delivered its first PPE to NHS hospitals today, will supplement the UK Government’s stocks of PPE and get much needed supplies to hospitals across the country.
In conjunction with the NHS, the campaign has identified equipment which is urgently needed by doctors and nurses treating Covid-19 patients, such as surgical masks and fluid-resistant gowns. In partnership with Salesforce, the initiative has been able to source equipment from suppliers, predominately in China, and they will be transported to NHS distribution centres by the Daily Mail.
The initiative aims to source millions of pounds of PPE over the coming weeks and months, which is approved by the NHS, and can save lives.
The £1 million donation now means Julia and Hans Rausing have deployed £16.5 million of donations to charities and organisations across the UK who are dealing with the impact of Covid-19. In total, over 50 charities, all helping frontline workers and the most vulnerable in society, have been supported.
The names of all the charities, organisations and initiatives being supported by Julia and Hans can be found at https://www.juliahansrausingtrust.org/
Julia and Hans Rausing commented: “We are delighted to put our support behind this excellent public/private sector partnership initiative, making sure that the brave men and women on the frontline have the essential equipment that they need to save lives.
“Over the past month, doctors and nurses have put themselves at risk to battle the coronavirus for the nation. We hope that this new initiative is another way of showing NHS staff our appreciation for them and the difficult work they are doing every single day.”
30th April 2020