As part of its ongoing initiatives to support local communities, Strawberry Star has recognised the priority for increased PPE to help keep frontline doctors, healthcare workers and volunteers safe as they continue to fight the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.
Strawberry Star Group who have developments in Luton, Wandsworth and Harlow have donated 800 N-90 quality protective masks to NHS West Essex and a number of residential care homes across Newham and Havering.
Strawberry Star reached out to local hospitals and have donated 400 N-90 face masks to the NHS in Epping, which will be used at St. Margaret’s Hospital and other local clinics in their network.
Another 400 masks were donated to Newham and Havering Councils, who will use them in multiple locations to support the most vulnerable, including residential care homes for the elderly, mentally and physically impaired.
Santhosh Gowda, Chairman at Strawberry Star Group, says: “We are aware that Covid-19 has increased the burden of our healthcare network immensely. These are extremely difficult and challenging times for frontline staff, who are at the greatest risk of contracting the virus. We wanted to extend our support to them by donating protective masks.
“We know that N-90 masks are widely used beyond hospitals, by volunteers and care givers too, so we could see the potential to support the broader network of frontline key workers, such as those looking after the elderly.
“We will continue to extend support to our healthcare workers and would encourage other businesses to do the same where possible. This is the time for everyone in every community to step up and support our NHS heroes.”