SCP Forgeco’s fundraising exploits and business know-how has provided vital safety equipment for Wolverhampton NHS Trust to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Scaffolding and Construction Products and Forgeco (SCP Group UK) based in Coseley, near Wolverhampton, launched a Just Giving page in April to appeal for donations for the NHS.
The page was started when Ranjit Dale, SCP Forgeco’s Managing Director, visited a family member in hospital and saw the demand for PPE.
The firm kickstarted the campaign with a generous donation of £10,000. Now seven months later their customers and members of the public have helped raise over £25,000.
The donations have been used to purchase vital PPE including 1,600 work coveralls and 2,000 hand sanitisers and dispensers.
Mr Dale said: “Personally it was an eye-opening experience seeing frontline staff at new cross hospital without some crucial PPE.
“At that point I felt it was my duty using our UK connections to source the necessary PPE and this led to our very successful just giving fundraiser.
“I would like to personally say thank you to everyone in my company, associated companies, family, friends and everyone that donated to our cause.”
Rachel Robinson, NHS Community and Events Fundraiser, said: “We are very grateful for SCP Group’s generosity and for helping us to keep our patients and staff safe.”