Response Network: Changing Lives and Quanta

Vital equipment means daily business can carry on

Business in the Community (BITC) has been able to source vital supplies of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for a nationwide charity to enable the organisation’s great work to continue.

A charity in need of support

Changing Lives is a nationwide charity that has been helping vulnerable and socially excluded people for nearly 50 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a vast impact on the ability of Changing Lives to operate.

Dozens of PPE items including 40 elbow-length gloves, 40 safety glasses and 40 disposable overalls help volunteers continue working during COVID-19

Action and impact

Quanta an engineering firm that delivers engineering, procurement and construction services to the energy industry, based in Aberdeen and Newcastle has supplied much-needed PPE equipment.

The PPE supplied by Quanta will help volunteers at Changing Lives work safely with the people who need help from the charity during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping volunteers at the charity safe while working in warehouses and the ground.

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BITC runs a funded education programme that provides career support to secondary schools in the North East. The volunteers were contacted by John Riddell BITC North East education manager to define any immediate ways they were responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Linda Meikle, the Business Administration and HR Manager at Quanta responded to BITC’s appeal offering dozens of PPE items including 40 elbow-length gloves, 40 safety glasses and 40 disposable overalls.

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