Event & News Headlines 8th April
There is so much going on in the world now, this week we have chosen 5 good news stories that we have found within the events industry.
Local Hero’s Make Face Sheild for the community
Sam & Steve Newland from Cambourne have been making medical grade face shields for the local NHS staff and doctor’s surgeries using a 3D printer that was gifted to Steve on his 40th Birthday. They have currently made 500 face shields, 360 of which were donated to their local Magpas Air Ambulance. To see all those that have benefited from their face shields please visit their Facebook page.
Sam and Steve appeared on BBC Breakfast, 8th April. To watch the interview please click here
Sam and Steve Need your help!
For Sam and Steve to continue to make the face shields needed they need your help and donation. 1 face shield costs £1.50, just £15 can make 10 masks. To donate via their GoFundMe page, click here.
Claridge’s opens its doors for Free to NHS staff.
The Famous 5* hotel from the Maybourne Hotel Group, has opened its doors to 40 NHS super hero’s from St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and will provided them with breakfast and dinner during their stay. Not only have they opened their doors, they are also providing 500 packed lunches for the NHS workers and community support teams throughout London.
Event supplier Yahire Ltd support Age UK
The team at Yahire are working with Age UK to deliver care packages to the elderly members in the UK who are unable to leave their houses due to isolation. Yahire Ltd are an event’s hire company based in London that specialise in providing quality furniture and catering equipment for all types of events.
Zafferano catering, Need your help!
Zafferano are a catering company based in North London. They are trying to make the best out of this horrible situation we all find ourselves in. They are seeking assistance to help send out food packages to those who are most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak such as skeleton schools, hospitals, food banks & homeless shelters as well as the elderly who are isolated.
Should you wish to find out further information and commission some food parcels please email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to assist.
Events for Covid-19
Several organisers and suppliers in the North West of England have formed a network called Events 4 COVID 19. The aim is for all those event companies in the network with resources, to help those on the frontline, including the NHS, charities and local Gov. Suppliers in the North West can sign up and help.
The group is also looking for colleagues to join the movement by replicating the scheme in other areas of the UK.
You can find out more about Events for Covid-19 via the link below: