// Allbirds donates 2000 pairs of shoes to front line NHS staff
// NHS medical staff can claim the shoes, which are available on a first come first serve basis
Sustainable footwear retailer Allbirds is donating 2000 pairs of its wool running shoes to front line NHS staff for the next 24 hours.
Medical staff, such as doctors and nurses, can claim their free shoes for the next 24 hours by filling out this application form: bit.ly/BirdsForNHS.
“It’s a small way of saying thank you and providing comfort for the long hours you’re putting in to keep us safe and healthy,” the Allbirds said.
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The move follows a similar donation scheme to healthcare workers in the US, where Allbirds is headquartered.
The footwear retailer confirmed earlier this month that its corporate staff would be working from home during the pandemic and that employees would receive pay.
“It’s hard to navigate the unknown, but as we continue to better understand how to slow the spread of Covid-19 we want to do all we can to keep our customers, employees and local communities safe.” Allbirds co-chief executives Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger said in a statement.