Robert Plant has made a sizeable donation towards a small local manufacturer based in his hometown of Kettering to enable them to make frontline medical supplies for the NHS.
M.G. Sportswear was approached by local hospital staff who, according to the company, were willing to pay the brand to make supplies such as gowns and, for company, the opportunity arrived as a no brainer who then set up a Go Fund Me to help them create the scrubs.
Plant caught wind of the fundraising initiative and told local newspaper The Shuttle about why he felt compelled to get involved: “We’re all in our own vacuums within our own homes feeling relatively safe. I’m pleased to be able to support the work that these good people are doing for our frontline nurses, doctors, carers, in providing much-needed scrubs and masks.”
He then added: “It would be great for (M.G. Sportswear) to get more support and funds ensuring they can carry on making what is needed.”
His donation was a vital one as M.G. Sportswear’s Kim Calder revealed: “We have just received a generous donation from Robert Plant, that ensures we can continue to get fabric.”
Since it was launched a few days ago M.G. Sportswear’s Gofundme page had raised enough money for them to now begin work. With the company aiming to produce between 300 and 500 sets of scrubs per week, which will be donated to Kidderminster Hospital, St Richard’s Hospice, Russells Hall Hospital, and New Cross Hospital.
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