Thanks for thinking of us! Care home staff and residents show their gratitude after receiving Mail Force PPE delivery of 200 gowns and 1,000 aprons
- Mail Force delivers 1,000 aprons and nearly 200 full body gowns to care home
- High Broom Care Home in Crowborough, East Sussex is home to 30 residents
- Staff and residents at care home expressed their gratitude to Daily Mail readers
Holding up a sign saying ‘Thank you Daily Mail readers’ with big smiles on their faces, a care home has shown its gratitude for a Mail Force delivery.
Staff and residents at High Broom Care Home in Crowborough, East Sussex, were delighted to be handed 1,000 aprons and nearly 200 full-body gowns to help in the fight against Covid-19.
So far High Broom – home to 30 residents, the eldest of whom turns 100 next Monday – has managed to prevent any outbreaks of coronavirus.
It went into lockdown on March 11 and since then no family or friends have been able to visit.
Smiling in the sun: Residents and staff at High Broom Care Home say thank you. The Mail Force team was first contacted by Jane Rainbow, the daughter of one of the residents, when she heard about the campaign to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to the healthcare front line
The Mail Force team was first contacted by Jane Rainbow, the daughter of one of the residents, when she heard about the campaign to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to the healthcare front line.
Safe handover: Reporter Xantha Leatham. So far High Broom – home to 30 residents, the eldest of whom turns 100 next Monday – has managed to prevent any outbreaks of coronavirus
In her email she wrote: ‘My mother is in a fantastic care home in East Sussex and I would like to put their name forward to perhaps receive some very needed PPE.
‘They have been doing a brilliant job since they have been locked down and PPE would let them make sure their brilliant job continues.’
The Mail Force charity, set up by the Daily Mail and its partners to help solve the PPE shortages crisis, has been sourcing protective gear from all over the world.
It is funded by donations from philanthropists and Mail readers who have been sending in cheques by the sackful – raising more than £9million so far.
Manager Karen Theobald said: ‘We’ve managed to remain Covid-free. We were all tested and they came back negative, which is fantastic.
‘Coronavirus is in the area – we’ve heard that other care homes unfortunately have had cases. But touch wood, we’ve been very lucky.
‘To the Daily Mail readers, what can I say? Thank you for thinking of us.
‘Out of all this has come immense kindness… It’s so kind for the readers to think of us and we can’t thank you enough.’
Last week Mail Force flew in a million highest-quality surgical masks and at the weekend the majority was handed over to the NHS’s PPE operation centre in the Midlands.
The Type IIR surgical masks are a higher specification than similar PPE on the market and are much sought-after by doctors and nurses.
The batch flown in by Mail Force has been checked and cleared for use in coronavirus environments by the NHS and healthcare regulators.
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This equipment is vital in protecting the heroic staff whilst they perform their fantastic work in helping the UK overcome this pandemic.
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