Walsall FC Community Programme delivered a package of personal protective equipment to staff at Fair Oaks Day Hospice and Walsall Palliative Care Centre in Bloxwich last Wednesday (27 May).
The donation included 400 protective face shields, manufactured by Stephens Plastic Mouldings and Central Scanning Ltd, and the visors will help in the centre’s fight against Covid-19.
Adam Davy, Director of Walsall FC Community Programme, said: “Although it has been a difficult period of time for everyone, we have continued to do what we can to engage with and support the local community.
“Our relationship with the Made in Group has gone from strength to strength over the last two years. Receiving and donating the visors further enhances this and I am sure they will be put to good use.”
Stephens Plastics and Central Scanning are members of Made in the Midlands, who sponsor Walsall FCCP kit with their ‘Made Equal’ Inclusivity Campaign.
Made in the Midlands arranged delivery of the equipment to the Community Programme, which will now aid the local community in the battle against Coronavirus.
Jason Pitt, CEO of the Made in Group, said: “We started the Made Medical campaign to help those working on the frontline battling COVID-19. It is important that we help as much as we can when people are risking their lives everyday to protect ours. This campaign has allowed us to commission local SMEs to produce visors, which are much needed, and offers these companies work in a time when manufacturing has suffered.
“We are delighted and proud of everyone who has been a part of this campaign who have gone the extra mile to make sure this critical PPE is delivered to healthcare workers."
Walsall Palliative Care Centre delivers high quality medical, nursing and therapy care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and carers.
Meanwhile Fair Oaks Hospice, based within the facility, is a specialist day care centre for people who live in Walsall, offering support for their moderate to complex palliative care needs.
Sindy Dhallu, Care Group Manager for Palliative and End of Life at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, added: “We would like to thank all those involved for their generosity in donating visors for health and care workers across Walsall.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness.”