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Zidac donation protects frontline workers

Zidac makes £500,000 donation to protect frontline workers

Zidac Laboratories has donated £500,000-worth of germ and bacteria-fighting hand sanitiser to the NHS, UK charities in need, and emergency services to help in the fight against the pandemic.

This donation is part of a pledge by Zidac to donate £1m for the NHS and other organisations in need. The move is designed to help keep employees and the wider public safe as lockdown eases.

The first beneficiary of the scheme was Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth which received 10,000 ISO accredited, hospital-grade 500ml hand sanitiser products.

Other beneficiaries include Imperial College Healthcare Trust, St Bart’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Royal Oldham Hospital, Wexham Park Hospital, Medical Supply Drive and NHS Heroes Hub.

Tchad Western, Corporate Fundraising Manager at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so thankful to everyone at Zidac for their generous donation to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. It’s inspiring to see that even in these challenging times, businesses are stepping forward to make a difference to the hundreds of thousands of children who rely on the hospital’s excellent care every year.”

Ivan Smrcek, Finance and Strategy Director at Zidac, commented: “When demand rocketed in light of COVID-19, we were building capacity from an already strong base and we are now producing over 3m units of hand sanitiser a week.

“Unanimously, everyone at Zidac wants to give something back to the community during these challenging times and this how our £1m product scheme was born. It is an honour to play our small part in helping to keep our key workers safe and it is especially poignant for us that it started locally with our donation to Queen Alexandra Hospital.”

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