15th February 2022

ALD Automotive has donated £10,000 to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity.

The car-leasing company has been supporting the charity since the start of the pandemic in 2020 and has now donated a total of £30,000.

The firm also donated 2,500 disposable car seat covers for NHS staff and 13 crates of books for children being treated in hospital.

ALD Automotive present a cheque for £10k to Bristol & Weston Hospitals CharityThe money raised by our Covid-19 appeal has been used to support staff in the areas hit hardest by the pandemic, including improvements to staff areas and electronic tablets so patients can keep in touch with their loved ones.

It also provided a three-year programme of wellbeing support to help NHS staff, over and above what the NHS can provide, including staff counselling, group sessions and a 24-hour support line.

Stewart Warr, CSR Manager at ALD Automotive, said: “We are pleased to be able to support our local NHS staff, who never deviated from their commitment.  

“We hope this donation brings a message of support to all frontline staff and is an indication that we, as part of the local community, know the pandemic is still with us. That never far from our minds is the work our NHS staff do to help and protect everyone through difficult times. We are proud of the work and commitments of our NHS.”

Outside their direct support of Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, ALD Automotive made 30 vehicles available to NHS staff for free and helped deliver 1.4 million items of PPE in the Bristol region during the pandemic.

Elaine Gibson, Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager at Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, said: “From everyone at Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity and the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), I would like to say a huge thank you to ALD Automotive for their support during the coronavirus pandemic.

“ALD Automotive reacted so quickly, at a time when our NHS was under significant strain. Thanks to the donations, we were able to support staff when they needed it most.

“At a time when charities have been extremely hard hit, the donations from ALD Automotive have helped us to make a huge difference to both staff and patients at UHBW. We cannot thank you enough.”

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