How Jaguar Land Rover is helping to fight the battle against Coronavirus
The UK, alongside the entire world, is enduring an unprecedented and challenging health crisis. Organisations, charities and companies across the globe have come together to produce a heart-warmingly collective effort in fighting the numerous difficulties faced day to day. Whether that be producing protective equipment for key workers, helping to transport vital goods to those in need or donating what they can to help vulnerable individuals in the community – we have come together to fight this virus as one.
Here is how Jaguar Land Rover, in particular, is helping fight the battle against the deadly coronavirus.
After learning that NHS key workers are facing a national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19, Jaguar Land Rover has donated a large quantity of protective equipment to the NHS, with announcements made last week confirming the production of a projected 5,000 protective visors a week to be donated to NHS workers in need of this vital protection across the country.
The team at Jaguar Land Rover have developed the NHS-approved visor in consultation with NHS healthcare professionals. They have worked to orchestrate efficient rapid prototype printing at the Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, which is home to one of the most advanced 3D printing facilities in Europe.
They have designed each NHS face visor to be reusable, and this particular piece of PPE can be easily dismantled and disinfected before being used again. This amazing piece of work ensures the safeguarding of NHS trusts against future shortages as the Coronavirus pandemic develops.
The company has also organised for hundreds of vehicles to be deployed globally in efforts to help support emergency response organisations – including 57 vehicles deployed to the British Red Cross which helps them to deliver medicine and food to the elderly and vulnerable people all across the UK.
On a more local level, Jaguar Land Rover’s charity committee at their Solihull manufacturing facility have donated funds to the NSPCC in Birmingham, which will help to keep vital services operating for vulnerable children. Midlands-based charity RenewalCC have also received donations, who provide food, toiletries and other essentials to vulnerable families in need of help.
The British fashion designer Patrick Grant has also taken a delivery of a Jaguar XF, which he will use to help deliver more than 4000 scrub gowns to the NHS over the next three months.
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- Hatfields Land Rover Hull – 01482 645 413
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- Hatfields Land Rover Shrewsbury – 01743 450 045