Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub were proud to play a small part in helping those in Ukraine by creating 10,000 blankets to send to those in need. This is the second time this initiative has taken place with the first being last March when the conflict first started.
The Manufacturing and Innovation Hub is known for creating PPE and health garments but can also create non-clinical products including blankets.
Sarah Rose, divisional director at the Manufacturing and Innovation Hub said; “The refugees are living in conditions where it’s under minus 5 degrees and they need something to keep them warm and it was an ideal opportunity for our staff to help out.
“It gives a huge amount of job satisfaction to the girls and they are really pleased to be involved in this.”
The blankets, which will be heading to Lviv in Ukraine, all contain different personalised messages such as ‘Thinking of you’, ‘Made with love’ and ‘Stay safe and stay warm.’
Machinist, Janice Rice said; “Making the blankets for Ukraine has been massively important to all of us in the factory. It means that we have the chance to create things other than scrubs and we’re also making a difference to the people in Ukraine.”