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Tesco Inshes gifts PPE supplies to Inverness care homes

By Alasdair Fraser

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Shona Patience (right) delivers another box PPE
Shona Patience (right) delivers another box PPE

A supermarket has donated supplies of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to four Inverness care homes.

Staff at Tesco's Inshes store wanted to do their bit for carers working tirelessly in the fight against Covid-19 infection.

With PPE now plentiful for their own frontline staff within the store, it was decided boxes of face masks, gloves and hand sanitiser should be delivered to the Ach-an-Eas, Highview, Cradlehall and Culduthel homes.

Tesco's community champion Shona Patience did the honours.

Shona Patience (right) delivers PPE to Cradlehall care home.
Shona Patience (right) delivers PPE to Cradlehall care home.

Inshes store team manager Paul Queen said: "The store is starting to get inundated with supplies from head office, so the store manager wanted to donate some of it to the care homes that obviously need it.

"Tesco have been really good in making sure our staff have all the equipment they need.

"It is well-publicised what a difficult time some care homes have been going through, so we chose some of those nearest to us. I packed it all up and, the next day, Shona went on her merry way with all the donations."

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