The service is working closely with the #ppe4nhs campaign
to open 18 fire stations across Nottinghamshire on 4 May 2020 for local
businesses to drop off donations of PPE.
#ppe4nhs was set up 5 weeks ago, to encourage local
businesses to donate their spare stocks of PPE to the NHS and keyworkers. PPE
could include: disposable aprons, fluid resistant face masks, nitrile
gloves, medical gowns / coveralls and hand sanitiser.
Spearheaded by Martin Rigley MBE, the campaign started in
Ashfield and has now spread across the whole of Nottinghamshire, over the
border into Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.
58,000 items of PPE have already been donated in Nottinghamshire
and NFRS are proud to support #ppe4nhs by opening up the following 18 stations as
drop off centres for donations: Highfields, London Road, Arnold, West
Bridgford, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Stockhill, Ashfield, Newark, Worksop,
Retford, Bingham, Tuxford, Hucknall, Stapleford, East Leake and Harworth Fire Station.
Group Manager Andy Macey for Prevention said: “The
Service is already working hard to give back and support the local community
including the NHS and keyworkers. This is just another small addition to what
the Service can do to contribute in these challenging times.
“We encourage businesses from across Nottingham to get in
touch with #ppe4nhs to donate. We have already had our first donation of 140
aprons dropped off at West Bridgford Fire Station on behalf of Alantra
Corporate Finance and we hope that these donations will continue to support our
NHS and keyworkers.”
Following the social distancing guidelines set out by the
Government, the Service have worked with #ppe4nhs to open stations across the
whole of Nottinghamshire so businesses do not have to travel unnecessarily far
to deliver stocks.
Malcolm Healey, Co-ordinator for #ppe4nhs said: “This is
about local businesses supporting our local front-line workers. We’re pleased
with the progress that we’ve made so far, however, we still need many more
donations. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Nottinghamshire
Fire & Rescue Service and can’t thank them enough for their terrific
support in opening up local fire stations as drop off centres. This will make
it much easier for people to donate.”
To donate items, businesses must first contact #ppe4nhs
via its dedicated email address, to arrange a drop off time at the most local drop
off centre. A strict process is in place at each drop off centre, which maximises
social distancing in line with government guidelines. This will be made clear
when your drop off time is confirmed.
You can contact #ppe4nhs via email here: firstname.lastname@example.org