In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Peterborough-based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit, has donated appliances to a number of NHS hospitals and charities across the country.
In an effort to support those working on the front line of the pandemic, Whirlpool UK donated appliances including washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers and refrigerators to several NHS hospitals across the UK.
Washing machines were donated to hospitals in Peterborough and several other counties in the East of England, to ensure that staff treating patients with Covid-19 do not have to take their uniforms home to wash them, while Nottingham Hospital was provided with microwaves and dishwashers for its break room to enable staff to enjoy hot meals.
Whirlpool also donated refrigerators and fridge freezers to hospitals in East and North Hertfordshire, St Helier’s Acute Community Adult Mental Health Centre and London’s University College Hospital, for staff to store their food. KitchenAid appliances, including a blender, were provided to a chef at Kingston Hospital, to prepare meals for NHS hospital workers.
In addition, Whirlpool UK has supported a number of non-profit organisations throughout the country, including London-based charities OneForty and You Donate, We Deliver. The charities, which work to ensure that vulnerable people and those working on the front line have access to food, received donations of refrigerators to store fresh ingredients.
Further donations made by Whirlpool UK were to Rhythms of Life, a London-based charity that provides food, clothes and toiletries to homeless people across the city, in addition to cooking and delivering meals to local hospital workers.
Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited says: ‘Covid-19 has demonstrated the bravery and commitment of NHS staff and charities operating on the front line of the pandemic, all of which are working tirelessly to support those whose lives have been affected.
‘We are proud to have the opportunity to give back to the many services and organisations whose staff are risking their lives to care for vulnerable people, and we hope that our donations will help to support and strengthen the work being done in communities across the country.’