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Dealerships and garages donate thousands of disposable car seat covers to keep key workers safe

1 year ago

Dealerships and garages across the country have been helping health workers by donating disposable car seat covers to cut the threat of infection.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, which delivers health services for more than 630,000 people across south Wales, put out a Twitter plea on behalf of its frontline district nurses and community team and was met with an overwhelming response:

With registered nurse @StrangeTanya tweeting that the phones didn’t stop ringing, and expressing her heartfelt gratitude:

Meanwhile, Umesh Samani, of Specialist Cars in Stoke-on-Trent, answered a similar call, saying he was ‘Just helping in a very tiny way’:

Formula One Autocentres in Swinton has been another business helping out:

as was LSH Auto in Stockport:

https://twitter.com/LSHAutoUK/status/1245774726674472960

Arnold Clark gave two boxes of covers to nurses in Bradford:

https://twitter.com/rach_jaxx/status/1246048439852584963

And East Bilney Coachworks in Dereham donated covers to Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust:

Salford-based Lightoaks Garage gave 500 covers to Salford Community Stroke and Neuro Rehab Team:

https://twitter.com/salfordCSNRT/status/1244619814339063808

Kwik Fit centres nationwide have been a port of call to collect covers – and immense gratitude:

Simon Bailes Peugeot has donated thousands of covers to NHS workers, giving them to a team of community midwives at Darlington Memorial Hospital as well as staff at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, plus Rockliffe Court Surgery in Hurworth, Norton Medical Centre in Stockton, Mowbray House Surgery in Northallerton, Carmel Medical Practice in Darlington and St George Medical Practice in Middleton St George.

A further batch of covers was given to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s district nursing teams in Stockton, Hartlepool and Billingham.

Simon Bailes said: ‘I’m pleased to be able to support these essential medical staff as they go about their daily work. Our dealerships in Stockton, Northallerton and Guisborough had plenty of disposable seat covers and we are pleased to put them to good use by supporting our magnificent NHS medical staff.’

Andrea Campbell, left, and Beverley Corner, of the community midwife team at Darlington Memorial Hospital, with a batch of the disposable seat covers donated by Simon Bailes Peugeot

And as reported by Car Dealer, Shane Enright, the boss of Telford-based S E Motors, has been giving away hundreds of covers to care homes.

To everyone who is helping, Car Dealer Magazine says a huge thank you.

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John Bowman

John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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