// THG is donating 25 tonnes of PPE to Greater Manchester NHS, including 150,000 face masks
// It is also airfreighting additional PPE for staff in its warehouse & manufacturing facilities
The Hut Group (THG) is donating 3.5 million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health and care system in Greater Manchester.
Utilising its global supply chain, the Manchester-based ecommerce firm has sourced more than 25 tonnes of medical-grade PPE and is airfreighting the goods to the UK.
The first batch which is at THG’s UK distribution centre in Warrington and is ready for distribution this week.
The total shipments include 150,000 face masks, 50,000 disposable masks, 950,000 surgical gloves, 184,000 face shields, 24,000 medical gowns, 1,500,000 single gloves and 750,000 of FFP2 masks.
THG is working with the NHS in Greater Manchester and the Mayor of Greater Manchester to ensure that the PPE is distributed across the city to those working on frontline medical and social care services.
Alongside this donation THG is also airfreighting additional PPE for its staff.
Since January the online retail company has implemented strict safeguarding measures across all warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
“NHS and frontline workers are doing an outstanding and vital job to protect people in the UK,” THG chief executive Matthew Moulding said.
“The PPE donation is in addition to THG’s £10 million aid package to support vulnerable communities, key workers and emergency services in Manchester, the UK and other markets during the Covid-19 crisis.”