A timber and building materials merchant in Sussex has donated much-needed personal protective equipment to NHS staff.
Mid-Sussex Timber (MST) - has provided a range of items, including goggles, safety glasses and face masks, in a bid to tackle the shortages faced in the healthcare sector.
The family-run business, which last year celebrated its 90th anniversary, has its headquarters in Forest Row and further branches in Crowborough, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.
Alex Waters, Mid-Sussex Timber Merchants’ Operations Director, said: “We were delighted to help with the donation of PPE.
“We can think of no more important place for it to be than with healthcare professionals at this difficult time.”
National trade body the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) co-ordinated a national response across its membership, appealing for donations of PPE.
John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, said: “Mid-Sussex Timber generously stepped forward with the donation.
“Our members play a key role in the community and the unique nature of their work, and their stock of PPE, puts them in a good position to make a difference to our healthcare professionals at this difficult time.”