As coronavirus has continued to spread across the United Kingdom we have noticed the shortage of PPE for key workers, especially those working on the frontline in our NHS. Wanting to respond quickly, we looked at different ways we could help.
Back in 2018, we removed single-use plastic aprons from all our nurseries. This was to support our reduction in single-use across all Cherubs Nurseries. However, not wanting to throw existing stock away we asked our nurseries to hold on to these “just in case” – and we are so glad we did. After searching high and low, we managed to come up with 3,800 aprons which we were able to donate to our parents who worked at Hospitals across the East Midlands including King’s Mill Hospital (Mansfield) and Nottingham University Hospitals. In a letter to Cherubs Nurseries, Tracey Brassington (Community Involvement Manager at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust) said “Our Procurement Team was delighted to receive the items and very much appreciates the kindness shown from Cherubs Nurseries.”
Noticing that our fellow key workers in the social care sector were also short of PPE, we were able to obtain protective plastic masks. Cherubs Edwinstowe, Mansfield Woodhouse and Wynndale were able to make the trip to our local community care providers in Mansfield Woodhouse to present them with the donation.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our fellow key workers who continue to carry out their work with such dedication and pride, despite the current pandemic.