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Care staff and residents show their gratitude upon receipt of the Mail Force PPE delivery

Thanks for thinking of us! Nursing home staff and residents show their gratitude after receiving a Mail Force PPE delivery of 200 gowns and 1,000 aprons

  • Mail Force supplies 1,000 aprons and nearly 200 full body coats to take care of at home
  • High Broom Care Home in Crowborough, East Sussex has 30 residents
  • Care home employees and residents expressed their thanks to readers of Daily Mail

A nursing home holds up a sign that says ‘Thank you Daily Mail readers’ with a big smile on their face and is grateful for a Mail Force delivery.

The staff and residents of the High Broom Care Home in Crowborough, East Sussex, were delighted to hand over 1,000 aprons and nearly 200 full-body coats to aid in the fight against Covid-19.

So far, High Broom – home to 30 residents, 100 of whom will turn 100 the following Monday – has managed to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus.

It closed on March 11 and since then no family or friends have been able to visit it.

Smiling in the sun: residents and employees of the Care Broom Hoge Broom say thank you. The Mail Force team was first contacted by Jane Rainbow, the daughter of one of the residents, when she heard about the campaign to bring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the frontline of healthcare

Smiling in the sun: residents and employees of the Care Broom Hoge Broom say thank you. The Mail Force team was first contacted by Jane Rainbow, the daughter of one of the residents, when she heard about the campaign to bring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the frontline of healthcare

The Mail Force team was first approached by Jane Rainbow, the daughter of one of the residents, when she heard about the campaign to bring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the frontline of healthcare.

Secure Transfer: Reporter Xantha Leatham. So far, High Broom - home to 30 residents, 100 of whom will turn 100 the following Monday - has managed to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus

Secure Transfer: Reporter Xantha Leatham. So far, High Broom - home to 30 residents, 100 of whom will turn 100 the following Monday - has managed to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus

Secure Transfer: Reporter Xantha Leatham. So far, High Broom – home to 30 residents, 100 of whom will turn 100 the following Monday – has managed to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus

In her email, she wrote, “My mom is in a fantastic nursing home in East Sussex, and I would like to put their name forward to receive perhaps some very necessary personal protective equipment.

“They’ve done a fantastic job since they were locked up and with personal protective equipment they could ensure their brilliant work continues.”

Founded by the Daily Mail and its partners to solve the PPE deficit crisis, the Mail Force charity has purchased protective gear from around the world.

It is funded by donations from philanthropists and Mail readers who have sent checks through the bag – raised over £ 9 million to date.

Manager Karen Theobald said, “We have managed to remain Covid-free. We were all tested and they came back negative which is fantastic.

“Coronavirus is nearby – we have heard that other healthcare institutions have unfortunately had cases. But touch wood, we were very lucky.

“What can I say to the readers of Daily Mail? Thanks for thinking of us.

“All of this has resulted in great kindness … It is kind to the readers to think of us and we cannot thank you enough.”

Last week, Mail Force flew a million of the highest quality surgical masks, and over the weekend, the majority were transferred to the NHS PPE surgery center in the Midlands.

The Type IIR surgical masks are a higher specification than comparable PPE on the market and are highly sought after by physicians and nurses.

The batch flown in by Mail Force has been checked and released for use in coronavirus environments by the NHS and healthcare regulators.

HERE IS HOW TO DONATE

Mail Force Charity has been launched with one goal in helping NHS staff, volunteers and caregivers fight back against Covid-1 in the UK.

Mail Force is a separate charity founded and supported by Daily Mail and General Trust.

The money collected will fund the essential equipment that the NHS and healthcare providers need.

This equipment is vital to protect the heroic staff while doing their fantastic job of helping the UK overcome this pandemic.

If we raise more money than is necessary for essential Covid-1 equipment, we will use all the funds to support the work of the NHS in other ways.

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