Following a social media appeal from the John Taylor Hospice in Erdington for more PPE, traffic officers from West Midlands Police rose to the challenge and managed to come up with the goods.
Earlier this month, care staff at the hospice appealed to kind-hearted members of the public to donate some of their PPE to the carers who have been providing end of life care for families in Birmingham
Where operationally possible, members of the Central Motorway Policing Group take part in a ‘dress-down Friday’ for a £1 contribution which is then given to a local charity.
And after seeing the request for help being shared on social media, the team decided to step in and lend a hand.
With the money raised from the ‘dress-down Friday’s’, the team contacted a local cleaning company, JK Cleaning Supplies, who supplied them with 3,000 gloves and 1,000 aprons which were then ‘topped-up’ with their own donation of another 1,000 aprons.
The PPE was successfully delivered to John Taylor Hospice earlier this week to be used by staff caring for patients in the hospice and the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
The generous team had previously donated a quantity of money to the hospice after providing care to PC Carrie-Ann Lowe’s mother in 2017.
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