Didsbury Gin to donate 35,000 items of PPE to Manchester Social Care

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Didsbury Gin is pleased to announce that it is donating Greater Manchester Local Authorities with 15,000 disposable face masks and 20,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to help support their Health & Social Care services with the ongoing fight against Coronavirus.

The Manchester based alcoholic drinks supplier is keen to ensure those staff working tirelessly during this unprecedented time, aren’t putting their own health at risk amid reports the region’s social care system is struggling to ensure all frontline staff have suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The news follows the recent announcement that Didsbury Gin had switched production at its distillery to manufacture hand sanitisers. A staggering one million bottles of sanitiser were produced in the space of seven days to supply key public service providers across Greater Manchester, including the NHS, Great Manchester police, local fire services, and other care providers, including homeless shelters.

Liam Manton, founder of Didsbury Gin, said: “We read recently in Andy Burnhams weekly conference that our regions social care providers, who look after some of the region’s most vulnerable people were being overlooked when it came to PPE and Hand Sanitiser and that there was an urgent need.

“Our company is born and bred in Manchester, and we’re in the fortunate position that we can utilise our supply chains and to give back to the Mancunian community, during these challenging times .”

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: “I want to thank the innovative team at Didsbury Gin for supporting thousands of NHS and key workers throughout our city-region by producing personal protective equipment and bottles of sanitiser, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“These are unprecedented times and it’s truly appreciated when local businesses have gone above and beyond to help us all in such a pro-active and generous way.”

Didsbury Gin is also providing a 25% discount across its products with free delivery for all NHS staff, police and fires services. To claim an exclusive code, please email amy@didsburygin.com with your NHS or staff ID.