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We donate PPE to help Zoe’s Place in Coventry reopen

We have donated some of our PPE to a local baby hospice which will help them to reopen next Monday (August 10).

Zoe’s Place – which is based in Coventry and provides palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants – closed during lockdown because of the Covid 19 pandemic as many of the children who use the hospice are in a high-risk category and fundraising events for the hospice were also cancelled.

The hospice is now planning to open on Monday, August 10, but couldn’t do so without relevant PPE, so they put out an appeal for help to get the items needed.

We are one of several organisations who responded to the hospice by donating several gloves and aprons.

Our Head of Estates and Services Elly Dix said: “We are so pleased we have been able to help Zoe’s Hospice in Coventry by donating some of the PPE we already have.

“The donation didn’t affect our services, so we were more than happy to help this organisation who carry out such vital work.

“It’s brilliant news that we have been able to help, and they’ll be reopening on Monday.”

The donation was given to the hospice by Void Cleaner Driver Sam Saunders and Void Cleaner Gary Smith.

Sam and Gary said: “It’s brilliant news that we are able to provide this PPE for the hospice and it is our pleasure to deliver it.”

Zoe’s Place helps babies and infants up to the age of five who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses and the PPE will help reduce risks for them.

Community and Events Fundraiser at Zoe’s Place, Marc Dwyer, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has donated PPE for us to use – it means we can get our really important services back up and running. We wouldn’t be able to open without the relevant PPE.

“We put an appeal out on Facebook to ask for help with PPE and last week we started to get donations.

“These will help us to provide respite care which means that parents who are providing 24-hour care can have a break while their children are at the hospice.

“It’s such a relief that kind-hearted organisations in Coventry like Citizen have been able to help us.”

Find out more about Zoe’s Place here.

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