Meritec gifts a truck load of goods for hospital staff

Posted on April 29, 2020 by AireAdmin

A company with its head office in Skipton has helped kit out the hospital’s wellbeing rooms with a lorry load of goods, as a way of saying thank you to their local NHS workers.

Local technology firm Meritec wanted to help and donated a £5000 budget and asked the hospital what they needed.  Staff mentioned they had wellbeing rooms, where staff can go to recharge and take a break and so Meritec were delighted to be able to step in and help and kit out the rooms with electrical goods. 

The wellbeing rooms are available 24/7 and are also stocked with items that have been donated by the community including, mugs, drinks, snacks and handcream.  Now the rooms and other staff areas will have the addition of the fridges, microwaves and kettles to make it even more convenient for staff.

Meritec provided 15 fridges, 15 microwaves and 15 kettles for the rooms and other areas where needed.  They also donated five 49 inch TV’s which will be used in patient areas such as the discharge lounge. 

The online electrics store AO.com also helped Meritec source the best products to get the most out of their budget and they kindly gave discounts  and free delivery of all the goods to the hospital. 

Jodie Hearnshaw, Fundraising Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“This is such a generous donation and one that will really help so many staff, so they can warm up a meal or make a hot drink, while they take a break.  We have been absolutely overwhelmed by how generous people are being in our local community, our phone doesn’t stop ringing with offers of help.  It’s amazing!”

Steve Wilkinson, CEO at Meritec says: 

“These goods have been donated to Airedale Hospital by Meritec Limited on behalf of the Directors, Management and all staff across our company including but not limited to our head office in Skipton.  It is in true gratitude and respect for all the staff and associated workers at Airedale Hospital in recognition of the fantastic job that each and every one of them does every day to provide 24/7 protection to us in the face of adversity and to keep us all safe. We hope these items can help to lighten the load and make the ongoing demands on staff more tolerable.”

Anthony Sant, Managing Director of AO Business said:

“We were really pleased to be approached by Meritec to fulfil their order of essential supplies for Airedale Hospital. Having adapted our business to remain open and supply essential items to key workers and vulnerable customers, we’re really pleased to have contributed in a small way to making the lives of the staff and patients at Airedale hospital that bit easier during these times.”