Car repair centre in Sleaford offers protective equipment to carers

A Sleaford car accident repair business has been showing its public spirited side during the corononavirus outbreak crisis.

Andrew Walsh accident repair centre in Sleaford Enterprise Park has made an offer on social media to donate much-needed protective clothing and equipment to local community care homes from its existing stocks.

At a time whe’s staf naturally uses masks and gloves when working on car bodywork for sanding, cutting, polishing and spraying. However, due to current lockdown measures work has been restricted.

They posted on their Facebook page: “We currently have spare boxes of FFP2 face masks and protective gloves available to donate to care homes in our local areas. If you are running low on supplies please make contact via email to [email protected]

“These are items our technicians would normally use and we would like to share among as many applicants as possible.”

Among those that have replied have been care home staff and a nurse from St Barnabas Hospice.

In another initiative, one of the firm’s accounts team, Jodie Wall, is a volunteer for Rainbow Stars - the community support hub in Sleaford for families with children and young people living with autism or other additional needs.

Yesterday (Thursday) was World Autism Awareness Day and April is World Autism Month. With Easter weekend approaching, the business has gathered a stock of Easter eggs for Rainbow Stars and their members to hand out to the children when we they are able, within movement restriction limits.

Jane Peck and Rainbow Stars. EMN-200304-121405001

The business said: “We are really proud to be promoting the work that Lincolnshire based charity Rainbow Stars do for their local community.”

Jane Peck of Rainbow Stars said: “Massive thank you guys. You really are kind.”