A distributor of plumbing and allied products has stepped in to donate hundreds of items of PPE stocks to support healthcare professionals.
Mark Vitow Ltd has delivered more than 500 face masks to residential and nursing homes and care providers across the UK.
The company made the donation through the online initiative FindTheMasks, which is led by a global team of volunteers – supported by sponsors including Google – who are working to build a comprehensive database of PPE needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark Vitow has also provided masks to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance for their crew.
Mark Vitow Ltd recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary and has grown into one of the leading distributors of plumbing, heating and bathroom supplies. Based in Hertfordshire, the family-run business supplies plumbing and heating merchants across the UK.
Its donation of PPE is part of a co-ordinated effort by national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) appealing for donations of PPE for the healthcare sector across its membership.
Rachel Pead, Operations Director at Mark Vitow, said: “It has been a challenging time for individuals and businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic but we are proud to have been able to safely continue our operations thanks to the strength of our staff and partnerships with suppliers and customers alike.
"We continue to support the key workers in our industry and are glad to have played a very small part in providing PPE to the heroes providing crucial care to those in need during these unprecedented times."
The donation of PPE is part of a co-ordinated effort by national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) appealing for donations of PPE for the healthcare sector across its membership.