East Suffolk PPE are a local business made up of a collective of individuals consisting of laser cutters, tailors & seamstresses, plus a network of volunteers, who have come together in order to produce and donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to local emergency and healthcare workers in the community. At present, they are manufacturing face shields, mask clips, and fabric masks, and are expanding their product range to include wipe-able aprons and scrubs/scrub bags. All of the materials used by East Suffolk PPE are being funded by donations via the popular online fundraising facilitator, GoFundMe (details can be found at the end of this article).
Andy Gardiner, director of Scorch Wood and the mastermind behind the recently formed organisation, reached out to us (Saxon Packaging) via our website, and informed us of his efforts and his packaging requirements. A little different to what we usually receive enquiries for (predominantly food and beverage packaging), Andy explained that they were looking for packaging to (1) store the PPE equipment without having a negative impact to their sterile condition and (2) that would enable them to ship these goods safely.
Dan Peek, Customer Service & Internal Key Account Manager, along with Andy Smith, General Manager at Saxon Packaging, gave some thought to this requirement and not only came up with a solution for East Suffolk PPE but also decided that we would support their cause by donating 500 fit-for-purpose corrugated boxes to assist in fulfilling their deliveries to the critical supply chain, which includes Norfolk & Norwich University, Ipswich and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, E-Zec Patient Transport and various care homes!
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