West College Scotland has donated £3,000 worth of hand-sanitiser to a local Health and Social Care team to help them through the Coronavirus emergency.
The College purchased the sanitiser for staff and students as the Coronavirus spread accelerated earlier this month. But after deciding to close its campuses on Friday, the College contacted local partners offering them the gel to help protect their clients and frontline staff.
Commenting on the move, WCS Principal Liz Connolly said:
“We are an important part of the communities we serve and we are absolutely delighted to be able to help in this way. The College’s campuses are now closed and we don’t know when they will re-open, so we saw no sense in holding on to all our hand-sanitiser, especially when we knew how scarce it was becoming and how much good it could do."
“We contacted a number of partners and Renfrewshire’s Health and Social Care team said yes and arranged to pick up the batch before we closed on Friday.”
In total, 228 large bottles were donated by the College.
The College has also handed over all perishable foods from its canteen stock to foodbanks across Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire. In addition, staff have collected more than 70 Easter eggs, all of which have also been handed into local foodbanks.
“We will continue to look for ways to help our communities, our staff and students through this emergency,” said Liz Connolly. “In the meantime, I am very proud of what we as a College have achieved, so far.”