REDDITCH firm Lexon has stepped with some timely donations of hand sanitisers and face masks for local good causes.
The pharmaceutical distribution specialists, based in South Moons Moat, made the gesture as a way of saying thank you to the voluntary sector and charities for all the work they were doing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Beneficiaries included Redditch’s Covid-19 volunteer response team, Primrose Hospice, Sandycroft and Ronald McDonald House, one of the core charities supported by Lexon.
David Burrell, chief executive of Primrose Hospice, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Lexon for their very generous donation of 500 masks and hand gel.
“Our care is crucial to our vulnerable patients and bereaved families, even more so during this crisis.
“Lexon UK’s generous donation will help us to keep our staff safe so they can continue to provide Primrose Hospice’s invaluable services to people living in Redditch and beyond.”
“The hand sanitisers came just in time as we’d gone two days without any at all,” said Katie West from Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for the families of the sick at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“We appreciate and thank Lexon for the support they have given our families, their financial support in recent years has helped to keep families together, while there kindness recently donating hand gel and face masks, will keep our families safe.”
Councillor Brandon Clayton, part of the Redditch Covid-19 response team said: “This is a fantastic gesture by Lexon and It’s great that local companies are working together with the voluntary sector to combat this virus.”
Lexon and Knights Pharmacy executive Anand Sodha said: “We wanted to make a contribution to the fantastic work being done in the town at this difficult time.
“Also to acknowledge the work being done by the staff at Lexon and at Knights Pharmacy who are working flat out and the exceptional patience of people who have had to queue outside while they waited for their medicines.