In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Peterborough-based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has donated appliances to a number of NHS hospitals and charities across the country.
In an effort to support those working on the front line of the pandemic, Whirlpool UK donated washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers and refrigerators to several NHS hospitals across the UK. Washing machines, which were donated to hospitals in Peterborough and several other counties in the East of England, were provided to ensure that staff treating patients affected with COVID-19 are able to wash their uniforms on-site, eliminating the need to take them home to be cleaned.
Nottingham Hospital was provided with microwaves for its break room to ensure that staff can prepare hot meals. Dishwashers were also supplied to guarantee that their plates and utensils are cleaned, as well as saving the staff time and effort. Whirlpool UK donated refrigerators and fridge freezers to hospitals in East and North Hertfordshire, St Helier’s Acute Community Adult Mental Health Centre and London’s University College Hospital, for staff to store their food. What’s more, KitchenAid appliances, including a blender, were provided to a chef at Kingston Hospital, to prepare meals for NHS hospital workers.
In addition, Whirlpool UK has supported a number of non-profit organisations throughout the country, including London-based charities OneForty and You Donate, We Deliver. Both charities work to ensure that vulnerable people, and those working on the front line, have access to food. Both received donations of refrigerators from Whirlpool UK to store fresh ingredients, supporting them in increasing their reach in each of their local communities.
Further donations made by Whirlpool UK were to Rhythms of Life, a London-based charity that provides food, clothes and toiletries to homeless people across the city. Also, a fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer were donated to Spurgeons, which works to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families experiencing poverty, abuse and neglect.
Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, commented: “COVID-19 has demonstrated the bravery and commitment of NHS staff and charities operating on the front line of the pandemic, all of which are working tirelessly to support those whose lives have been affected.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to give back to the many services and organisations whose staff are risking their lives to care for vulnerable people, and we hope that our donations will help to support and strengthen the work being done in communities across the country.”