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Heart as big as the city – selfless heroes of Liverpool

It’s a well-known fact that people of Liverpool will go above and beyond to help anyone they can, especially during testing times.

Across the city the generosity and selflessness showing by various kind-hearted people have not gone unmissed, genuine true ‘salt of the earth’ individuals giving back to the city wanting nothing in return.

Various teams have been working around the clock to provide necessary PPE and food parcels to support NHS staff, key workers and the city’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

Selfless heroes of Liverpool, we salute you all.

Fans Supporting Foodbanks

The team behind Fans Support Foodbanks, an initiative between Liverpool FC and Everton FC football supporters tackling food poverty in the city, have continued their unbelievable work throughout COVID-19.

Fans Supporting Foodbanks have taken the next step and have been designing, producing and distributing free PPE, with the support of donation funds.

Producing life saving full face visors and scrubs to organisations such as The Royal Liverpool Hospital, North West Ambulance, nursing homes as well as other groups of key workers the team require donations to their Just giving page to continue.

To show your support and make a donation head to www.justgiving.com

Kirkdale ABC Boxing Club

Kirkdale ABC which provides boxing and fitness classes, has been showing its support to local vulnerable residents of the city by delivering food parcels.

The Boxing off Lockdown Team includes Head coach Paul Davis, Coach JJ Cunningham & Lifelong member Luke Davis who look after things at the gym ordering food, buying shopping organising who/ were meals go to, preparing food/shopping bags & naming and addressing them for drivers.

Coach Ste Harkin, lifelong members Brendan Wyyatt and Joe Ellis have been delivering 90+ meal packs/shopping bags daily to local vulnerable residents.

The project is now into its 7th week, with the running of the campaign costing over £10,000.

To show support people can donate by bank transfer or cash via Kirkdale Boxing Club & Transalpino

Kirkdale Boxing Club

Relish Liverpool

Relish, recently launched a unique food production and delivery service, delivering its industry-leading brand of catering direct to businesses, including charities, schools, community centres, homeless shelters, housing associations, care facilities and hospitals.

The campaign also supports organisations who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may be suffering from staff shortages or have found their usual supply lines interrupted.

Since launching the initiative, Relish has already produced over 5,000 meals for those in need, working in partnership with Liverpool 6 Community Association and with Lord Mayor Anna Rothery to distribute meals across the city of Liverpool.

Operating from a 12,000 sq ft preparation kitchen and central operations hub, Relish can provide 5,000 pre-prepared meals per day and using its own fleet of catering vans can deliver next day to freezers across Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

The company also has plans to deliver £2000 worth of meals to food banks and charities over the coming weeks.

To learn more about Relish and to place an order, please visit: www.relishliverpool.co.uk

My Food Bank Finder App

My Food Bank Finder is a system designed to make the process easier for those who use food banks in any capacity.

During the coronavirus epidemic the team have launched Help Bank Finder, to help support with the help of distributing PPE.

The team are working on behalf of smaller organisations to pool orders together so they can meet minimum order quantities and bring down the price for everyone.

Raising funds to provide key workers with the correct PPE to help protect staff as well as save lives, the team behind My Food Bank Finder are providing their services for free and making no money on their own behalf.

If you are a supplier e.g. factory or direct distributor, please get in touch using board@myfoodbankfinder.com with a product list and verifiable, high-quality client list so Help Bank Finder can add you to their list.

To make a donation to help raise money to buy PPE for key workers visit https://donorbox.org/uk-ppe

Eccleston Arms

Eccleston Arms recently opened up an Essential Items Shopping service, with the service available to anyone who does not feel comfortable about leaving their home due to the coronavirus outbreak, or who have not been successfully provided with a delivery slot in a reasonable time frame by supermarkets.

The essential items available include fresh produce, pasta & rice, frozen goods and wine, beer and spirits.

Payment can be made via card or Cash, but Contactless payment is the preferred method.

Services are open for orders 7 days a week 24 hours a day, with a priority service available to NHS heroes, Key Workers, Vulnerable and the Elderly.

Contact Eccleston Arms on 01744 881881

For further information visit www.ecclestonarms.co.uk/essential-items-supermarket/

LIDS (Liverpool Independent Delivered Services)

LIDS (Liverpool Independent Delivered Services) an online marketplace to support local independent businesses, is headed by Dave Critchley, Executive Chef of Lu Ban restaurant has already become a firm favourite in the city.

Alongside his passion for supporting local business Chef Dave Critchley has also worked with food banks throughout his career and with LIDS is working to get quality food to those most in need through their community partner Knowsley Kitchen. When people shop with LIDS they have the option to donate to LIDS Give – this money allows Knowsley Kitchen alongside their community partners including Homebaked Anfield to supply fresh produce to vulnerable and struggling members of the community.

You can shop with LIDS, keep local business going and give back to the community at www.thelids.co.uk

Scrub Hub Liverpool

Scrub Hub Liverpool make free scrubs, washbags and headbands for NHS staff across Liverpool, helping to support the lack of PPE across the city.

The team have previously been buying the fabric out of their own funds, have now set up a donation page to help pay for the fabric required to produce the necessary PPE for NHS staff.

Scrub Hub Liverpool’s co-founder Samantha Taylor and her team of volunteers are working around the clock to produce the necessary protective equipment to help saves lives.

To help support make a donation at www.facebook.com/donate/322897362021381/102952511385204/

Aintree Gin

Local distillers Aintree Gin have been using their stock to help support the NHS during unprecedented times.

With excessive stocks of ethanol and shortages of hand sanitiser, the team have converted their production line to produce antibacterial alcohol-based sanitiser.

Aintree Gin have stock of sanitiser, face masks, face shields and bio suits which are available in Liverpool, Sefton or Knowsley.

Aintree Sanitiser and other products are available to purchase on their website www.aintreegin.com at reasonable costs and all profits raised from all purchases on the website are donated towards more emergency PPE supplies.

For further information or to purchase visit www.aintreegin.com

Chibuku, Circus, The Merchant & Paul Heneghan

The founders of Circus, Chibuku, ENRG & award-winning Slater Street bar The Merchant have purchased, from their own money, a series of 3D printers which will enable them to produce PPE masks which can be used by frontline NHS workers in Liverpool. 

The team have 6 high volume 3D printers and have been producing masks ready for delivery to workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.  The team are aiming to produce 1000 units per week.

The appeal is hoping for £10,000, which will help fund materials and additional printers to increase production across 10 printers in total.

Just giving page link – www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/3d-ppe-printing

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