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Macphie helps community prepare for lockdown ease

28th Apr 2021 - 05:00
Scottish food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has donated thousands of bottles of hand sanitiser to local community groups and charities as the UK’s lockdown measures begin to ease.

Over 30 charities, public services, schools and sport clubs have benefitted from Macphie’s donations including Covid-19 vaccination centres, FareShare and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

Chairman Alastair Macphie said: “The last year has been incredibly challenging – particularly on charities and community groups who have done all they can to continue providing their vital services throughout the pandemic.

“As lockdown measures ease once more, we appreciate that keeping people safe comes at a cost which is why we’ve been working with our community partners to provide a supply of hand sanitiser.”

Macphie has been bottling hand sanitiser from its facilities in Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire and so far it has contributed around 250,000 bottles to the supply chain.

Julia Morton is director of a local community larder which was set up last year during the pandemic to address rising levels of food poverty. She added: “We are incredibly grateful for the donation of over 500 bottles of hand sanitiser provided by Macphie.

“Not only has this given us ample supply to keep our volunteers safe but we’re able to offer the bottles out to those who use our community larder. Hand sanitiser is a luxury item not everyone can afford so Macphie’s donations will go a long way to keep our community safe.”

Written by
Edward Waddell