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MG donates 30,000 face masks to hospitals

Hospitals in the UK and Ireland are being supplied with 30,000 face masks from MG Motor to aid their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hospitals in Birmingham, South Wales, Dublin and Cork will benefit from the donation

The masks, sourced by MG through its supplier network, are being used to benefit hospitals in Birmingham, South Wales, Dublin and Cork.

The NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, at the NEC, is the first beneficiary it received a delivery of 10,000 face masks on Monday 20 April.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, said: “This donation of face masks reinforces our resources in the fight against coronavirus. NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham will give hospitals across the West Midlands extra capacity should they need it and we are grateful for the support of local businesses like MG Motor.”

A further donation of face masks will be delivered to two NHS Trusts in South Wales, with each receiving 5,000 face masks. In the Republic of Ireland, MG is donating 10,000 face masks to hospitals in Dublin and Cork.

Daniel Gregorious, head of sales & marketing at MG Motor UK, said “Given the international nature of our business we were able to use our extensive network of suppliers to source face masks and supply them to the front-line, where they are needed. Our NHS heroes and their counterparts in Ireland are leading the fight against coronavirus and we are glad to be helping their efforts in this way.”

It’s the latest work by MG to support the NHS during the pandemic; the carmaker has also supplied 100 ZS EV battery electric SUVs to NHS organisations across the UK for up to six months completely free of charge. MG’s electric SUVs are also being used to deliver food parcels across Haringey in north London.

MG is also exploring other ways in which it can support the international effort to overcome the coronavirus crisis.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.