Leading Watford-based developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes is encouraging the Hertfordshire community to all pitch in at a time of need following a donation to the NHS.
The developer provided 52 high quality FFP3 protective masks to Watford General Hospital staff as they continue to run low on essential supplies. These will now be distributed across the West Herts Hospital Trust and the housebuilder will donate any items the hospital cannot take to local care homes in Watford
It also called on its contractors to help with the donations, which included financial contributions, 800 clinical face masks, 50 clear face visors, hand sanitizer and coveralls.
The housebuilder is known for its work within the communities it builds, but this donation aims to lead by example and encourage many more organisations in the area to do their bit.
Antonios Castro, Head of Commercial at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “As a company local to the West Herts Hospital Trust, we rely on the local heroes that put themselves at risk every day, to keep us well and care for us when in need.
“Therefore, as part of this community, it pains us to hear of the tragic events that hospitals such as Watford General, are having to endure on a daily basis.
“Businesses such as ours need to do their part in fundraising and sourcing supplies to be donated to the organisations within the Trust. We’ve asked our contractors to help us with this support and have been overwhelmed with the response.
“This is something that also sits right at home for me, as my partner is one of these local heroes at Watford General, risking her life in Covid-19 wards on a daily basis.”
Parent company Barratt Developments announced recently that it had temporarily closed its sites to protect its staff and customers.
A spokesperson said: “The health and safety of customers and employees is our number one priority and we took the decision to temporarily close our 400 offices and sites across the country.”