PPE

Freemasons rise to Covid-19 challenge with donations totalling £1m and 18 million hours of volunteering

Faced with the greatest global pandemic in living memory, Freemasons came together in 2020 and donated a total of £1m as well as their time to help those in need. The donations were used to help communities in various critical areas, including foodbanks, support for unpaid carers, personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies for hospitals and hospices, support for women’s refuges, and funds...

Bristow & Sutor donates PPE to Plymouth City Council 

Plymouth City Council has received several boxes of PPE this month, donated by Bristow & Sutor, one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery.

Bristow & Sutor has developed and enhanced services throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including the introduction of webchat for debtors, increasing outbound calls, implementing text reminders for cases in payment...

Protect others, protect the planet and consider C19

Plymouth based Project Plan B Director Tim Cross has long been a spokesperson on sustainable textiles solutions for the workwear and PPE markets – but C19 has amplified that passion. He is urging designers and product developers to think about products’ end of working life – with the motto ‘protect others, protect the planet.’

“Nearly 90% of UK workwear already ends up in landfill or...

Devon Scrubs – Volunteer army pitching in across Devon to support PPE stocks for health and care staff

A VOLUNTEER army of more than 150 volunteers are working from home across Devon to provide vital PPE back up for local NHS and healthcare front liners after a community fundraising appeal netted more than £2,000 in just one week.

Across Devon, the talented crew of craftspeople are stitching and cutting around the clock to provide essential scrubs, laundry bags, and headbands, as well...

Show of support for ‘true stars’ – more than 100 businesses across Devon share spare Personal Protective Equipment

More than 100 organisations across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay have shared personal protective equipment (PPE) to strengthen the supplies available to frontline carers in the county.

Last week, NHS and social care leaders in Devon wrote to businesses and organisations across the county encouraging them to share PPE they don’t need to bolster the national supplies that are being...