Whirlpool UK recently donated washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers and refrigerators to multiple National Health Service hospitals and charities across the United Kingdom to help them support staff and patients on the front line of the COVID-19 response effort. The donations will help make long shifts a little bit easier for hospital workers.
Hospitals in Peterborough and counties in the East of England received washers to assist staff by enabling them to wash their uniforms on-site, removing the need to take soiled clothes home after long shifts.
We are proud to have the opportunity to give back to the many services and organizations risking their lives to care for vulnerable people.
Whirlpool UK also donated microwave ovens to Nottingham Hospital for personnel to prepare hot meals while working. A KitchenAid brand blender and appliances were distributed to Kingston Hospital, including dishwashers to help the on-site staff save precious time and effort during their breaks. Refrigerators and fridge freezers were also distributed to additional hospitals across the UK – including St Helier’s Acute Community Adult Mental Health Centre and London’s University College Hospital.
In addition to direct donations, Whirlpool UK provided refrigerators and microwaves to various non-profit organizations, including the London-based charities OneForty, You Donate, We Deliver and Rhythms of Life to strengthen their efforts in making food more accessible to vulnerable populations. These organizations also support front line workers.
“Covid-19 has demonstrated the bravery and commitment of medical staff and charities operating on the front line of the pandemic, all of whom have been working tirelessly to support those whose lives have been affected”, said Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director for Whirlpool in the UK. “We are proud to have the opportunity to give back to the many services and organizations 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.”