As the international coatings industry seeks to help the battle against the coronavirus by providing antiviral coatings and furthering research into how to protect surfaces and stop the spread of germs, The Coatings Group, part of the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), is proud to support an initiative launched by the Daily Mail, which aims to provide emergency personal protective equipment to NHS (National Health Service) and care home staff in the UK as they tackle the deadly coronavirus.
Mail Force Charity has been launched with one aim: to help support NHS staff, volunteers and care workers fight back against COVID-19 in the UK and the charity will be taking on the initiative of raising funds and buying PPE for distribution.
The money raised will fund essential equipment required by the NHS and care workers.
This equipment is vital in protecting the heroic staff whilst they perform their work in helping the UK overcome this pandemic.
The Mail Force project has been established in record time and demonstrates DMGT’s intent and its commitment to show that it cares.
You can find out more about the charity here: http://mailforcecharity.co.uk
So far, the fund to buy protective kit for NHS and care staff has soared past £5M, with the total reached thanks to a surge in donations from generous Daily Mail readers and philanthropists.
If the initiative raises more money than is needed for vital COVID-19 equipment, DMGT will apply all funds to support the work of the NHS in other ways.
The Duchess of Cornwall made a personal donation to the cause, saying: "I'm delighted to contribute towards this magnificent campaign."
Mail Force was also backed by two former prime ministers, Sir John Major and Gordon Brown, and singer Sir Cliff Richard, who said he was thrilled to offer his support.
Mail Force is a separate charity established and supported by the Daily Mail and General Trust.
You can also donate to this cause, by visiting the charity's Just Giving page: Mail Force Just Giving