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Volunteers make thousands of aprons for frontline healthcare workers during lockdown

Laura Kearns 19th Aug, 2020 Updated: 19th Aug, 2020

VOLUNTEERS have made and delivered nearly 12,000 disposable aprons to frontline healthcare workers across Coventry and Warwickshire.

As lockdown began a 15-strong team of furloughed staff from Volvo Group in Warwick began making single use, disposable plastic aprons to donate to local hospices, care homes, charities, schools and other vulnerable-group organisations.

Those to receive aprons included Myton Hospice in Coventry, Craighaven Care Home in Leamington, Heart of England Mencap and Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford.

Volunteer spokeswoman Vickie Thomas said: “After reporting our first achievement of 3,500 aprons back in June, we are delighted to have smashed our next target of 10,000, finishing on 11,950.

“My thanks go to the team of Volvo Group UK volunteers who quickly pitched in and gave up their time freely to help with such a valuable enterprise. All of us have a close link to one of the organisations which made the endeavour even more poignant.”

Dementia care home Craighaven in Leamington was among those to receive a donation.

Manager Liz Heritage said: “We are truly grateful to the volunteers for making and donating the disposable aprons during the pandemic. As our dedicated teams continue to work around the clock providing excellent care to all of our vulnerable residents, the aprons are invaluable in helping to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.”

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