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Worcestershire schools and colleges answer the urgent NHS appeal

Worcestershire Children First Logo Published Thursday, 9th April 2020

Last week, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust launched an urgent appeal for any available eye protection equipment in schools or colleges to be donated to the hospital.

After an unprecedented response from across the county, Worcestershire County Council collected the donations and delivered them to County Hall in Worcester.  

Yesterday, 2,500 pieces of eye protection from over 50 schools and colleges in Worcestershire were shipped to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and will help protect NHS staff caring for our most vulnerable people. 

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills, said: “We are overwhelmed by the response from our schools and colleagues that have donated the supplies they have to help the frontline effort of our NHS workers. We were taken aback by the sheer numbers and the speed of the response and want to thank each and every school and college for answering the call and helping protect those frontline workers.”

A spokesperson for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “The generous help and support we are receiving from our local community is both uplifting and humbling.

“If any individuals, business or organisations are interested in offering donations they are welcome to contact the trusts charity on 01562 828869.”