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#AnythingIsBetterThanNothing – The Campaign Started by an A&E Doctor Urging PPE Donations

by in World on 8th April, 2020

Dr Lamis Latif, started the campaign. Image: IG @DrLamisLatif

As key workers still face having to go into work without adequate Personal Protective equipment, Dr Lamis Latif, a GP and A&E urgent care doctor has started the #AnythingIsBetterThanNothing campaign and the Coronavirus Frontline Group which calls for PPE donations. This as a temporary measure, as the government is yet to adequately equip key workers with equipment as well as testing. Dr Latif was sick of waiting for PPE and was concerned seeing her colleagues with no protection.

The group are looking for anything that can be used as PPE to protect key workers e.g. gloves, disposable aprons, masks, face shields and visors.  They are not asking for monetary donations, only physical equipment.

Dr Latif also is asking for volunteers to help distribute or pick up items for us. If you would like to volunteer please email [email protected]

The group has so far contacted

They also estimate that many businesses including restaurants, hotels, gyms, salons etc. may have PPE in storage.

“The aim is for businesses that sell PPE to pledge some of their stock free for key workers, which can be picked up at their stores. We can also collect any items from stores, shops, gyms etc that are closed & have PPE in storage to make PPE packs which we can then distribute to key workers”

– Dr Lamis Latif, GP, Urgent Care & A&E

The campaign has been individuals and groups like Helpful Engineering, create PPE equipment to distribute and individuals taking to sewing, laser cutting and 3D printing to create face masks. The campaign #AnythingIsBetterThanNothing has also seen support form individuals like Lowkey.

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URGENT CALL FOR PPE Our #AnythingIsBetterThanNothing campaign @coronavirusfrontline is urgently calling for PPE donations * We are looking for anything that can be used as PPE to protect key workers e.g. gloves, disposable aprons, masks, face shields, visors * We are not asking for any monetary donations, just physical equipment. For example, the visors above were custom made by @helpfulengineering who delivered several pieces to us. * Any little helps! So far we have contacted @bandq_uk / @screwfix_uk / @halfords_uk / @homebase_uk / @toolstation_uk / @wickes / @partridgesfoods / Hunts Of Marlow / @harrods but we also estimate that many businesses including restaurants, hotels, gyms, salons etc. may have PPE in storage * The aim is for businesses that sell PPE to pledge some of their stock free for key workers, which can be picked up at their stores * We can also collect any items from stores/ shops/ gyms etc that are closed & have PPE in storage to make PPE packs which we can then distribute to key workers (we will announce a date/time/location for collection) * Remember this is a temporary solution whilst we wait for adequate stock of PPE to be delivered! * What we need you to do: 1. Share this post far and wide 2. Tag any companies / individuals / business who can help or DM me their details if you have a direct contact 3. We would love volunteers to help distribute or pick up items for us! Comment or DM if interested You can also e-mail at : [email protected] Thank you so much! Let’s get our key workers protected 🙏🏻 #AnythingIsBetterThanNothing

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Dr Lamis has also been on LBC and Channel 5 News to talk about the current pandemic.

 

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