Donation to LIVES ensures vital work can continue during the coronavirus outbreak

Emergency response charity, LIVES, has received a much needed donation from Lincolnshire Distillery to enable vital work during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Matthew Felgate from Lincoln Gin. EMN-200326-164056001

Yesterday (Wednesday) the Horncastle-based charity received a donation from local gin producer, Lincoln Gin.

The charity had recently put out a call for help for hand sanitiser to enable their army of Community First Responders and Medic Responders continue their vital work.

The threat of Coronavirus has meant that additional Personal Protection Equipment is needed to ensure the continued safety of the charity’s volunteers.

Nikki Cooke, CEO at LIVES said, “The demand for hand sanitiser had escalated and we needed more stock than ever, we were overwhelmed by the response for our call for help and we are so thankful to Lincoln Gin, who will allow us provide high quality sanitiser to our volunteers.”

Along with hand sanitiser, the charity needed additional protective masks and suits, so the help from local companies really made a difference.

Matthew Felgate from Lincoln Gin added, “It really means a lot to help charities like LIVES, who give some much to our communities, I’m really pleased I could help in these difficult times.”

The alcohol content of the hand sanitiser needed to be at least 60% to be effective in helping fight against Coronavirus, meaning distilleries are in a perfect place to help.

Good hand hygiene is an effective part of helping slow the spread of this virus and will mean that volunteers can continue to respond to 999 medical emergencies.