Wednesday 15 July 2020

A generous Cardiff Bay company has donated much-needed personal protective equipment and hand sanitiser to the Wales Air Ambulance.

Heat and Combustion Supplies donated stocks of 70 per cent alcohol-based hand sanitisers, face shields, antibacterial wipes and 3 ply disposable masks to the helicopter charity. The company is based next to Wales Air Ambulance operation at Cardiff Heliport.

There is a personal reason why the Charity was chosen to benefit from the donation. Sales engineer Glyn Moore is also a keen motorbike rider and has required the services of the Wales Air Ambulance.

Glyn was delighted that the company could provide the equipment to such a worthy cause. He said: “Heat and Combustion Supplies is in the fortunate position to have ample non-NHS Covid-19 related PPE. As a business, our branch manager, David Hind, asked the team for any valued charities we could help in these very testing times.

“For me, having been in the position of requiring the air ambulance and with the Charity’s operation in Cardiff being based so closed to our business premises, it was an obvious choice.

“We hope that it will all be made good use of and provide an invaluable resource to the whole team when providing the valuable service required of them.”

Heat and Combustion Supplies pride themselves on being a company that is not too big to care. This donation includes over 500 masks, 100 hand sanitisers, 50 head shields and 50 packs of anti-bacterial wipes to the ‘more than worthy cause’.

Speaking about the importance of the helicopter charity, grateful Glyn added: ‘It is imperative that the service the air ambulance provides is maintained, if not expanded. It may be just a job for the medics and Charity staff but to the people who receive the service, it can make all the difference, which can affect not just the individual but an entire family unit and friends.”

Andrew Lawton, the Charity’s Head of Health and Safety, said: “Thank you so much to the staff at Heat and Combustion Supplies who have donated these essential items to our service.

“The safety of our staff, medics, patients and supporters is paramount and the equipment will provide peace of mind, as well as keeping everyone safe during these difficult times. The donation is extremely generous and we are very grateful.”

For more information on Heat and Combustion Supplies visit their website here