Sale Rotary Club donates 5K masks to hub

The Rotary Club of Sale has completed a project to donate 5,000 masks to the Manchester and Trafford Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Mutual Aid Hub – with the help of a rotary club in Hong Kong!

Rotarian Nicholas Leung, started the project a month ago with colleagues in the Rotary Club of Kwai Chung to help support the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This week saw the huge donation of masks being delivered to the hub with the transportation costs being paid for by the Hong Kong Rotarians. 

Nicholas said:

When I spoke with my friends in Kwai Chung about the PPE situation and they volunteered their services, I grabbed the opportunity.  I would really like to thank them for their support and kindness.”

The Manchester and Trafford Mutual Aid Hub distributes PPE to non-hospital sector such as care homes, nursing homes, primary care providers, when normal supply routes have been exhausted.  The Hub recently reached a huge milestone recently when it revealed it has donated more than two million pieces of PPE in Trafford and Manchester.  

Laura Hobbs, Trafford Programme Lead for The Mutual Aid Hub said:

We’re extremely grateful to the Rotary Clubs of Sale and Kwai Chung for their generous donation.  As with all the donations we receive we’re currently checking all the quality assurance standards before we distribute it appropriately.”

Vice President Sale Rotary Club, David Williams, said:

We’re a very busy rotary club and we’re incredibly committed to serving our community where help is needed.  This is just one way we can help by using our international connection.  If anyone is interested in joining-in with our exciting plans please do get in touch with us via our website.”

Posted on Wednesday 17th June 2020