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SABIC volunteer Geoff Chappell, delivers food parcels on behalf of the Chris Cave Foundation.

SABIC Teesside supports the community during the COVID-19 crisis

6/16/2020

COVID-19 is a challenging and rapidly evolving situation for us all but in times of crisis, SABIC know it is more important than ever that we help each other and come together. The SABIC corporation have therefore made available, a substantial budget to undertake activities to help fight the battle against COVID-19.

Supporting our communities is at the core of SABIC's response, so an integrated pan-European approach to CSR has been developed and is being executed.

Across Europe, SABIC has many CSR initiatives currently underway to reach out to communities to do what we can to protect and support them during COVID-19. From donating SABIC materials and PPE to ensuring that our local communities don't go hungry; protecting the health and mental wellbeing of vulnerable groups or ensuring that children can still learn and access the online resources they need.

On Teesside we have aligned with the global strategy to provide a range of social responsibility initiatives, so that we can continue to support the community during this time of crisis. Please see below for the summary of our activity to date:

MEDICAL/HEALTHCARE PROVISION

  • 2000 items of PPE delivered to Adult Social Care, Middlesbrough including face masks, face visors, paper and tychem suits, and disposable gloves and over shoes. Huge thanks to our colleagues at Altrad for donating the masks and visors.
  • 1,500 face masks delivered to Redcar & Cleveland Council for delivery to care homes and health workers.
  • 365 medical visors/safety glasses/goggles donated to Sandwell Park NHS Hospital Hartlepool.
  • £5k donated to the Great North Air Ambulance who are supporting the NHS at this time.
  • 700 surgical masks and 320 FFP2 masks donated to NHS North of England Support Centre by our colleagues in SABIC, Thornaby.
  • SABIC T&I expertise and materials are involved in the 3D printing and distributing of face shields to healthcare providers throughout the UK.
  • £15k monetary donation committed between Alice House, Teesside and Butterwick Hospice’s who support the NHS by providing COVID-19 wards to care for end-of-life patients.
  • Medical grade LDPE from S18 has been donated free of charge to help create protective splash aprons for frontline health workers.
  • 12,000 face masks currently being shipped to RCVDA for distribution to the volunteer network in Redcar & Cleveland.

ZERO HUNGER

  • £10k donated to the Chris Cave Foundation, foodbank and food distribution in the Redcar area, to help those most in need.
  • £2k donated to Ladies of Steel, Dormanstown to fund emergency food and grocery supplies.
  • £2k donated to MFC Foundation to deliver food parcels and goods to disadvantaged children and vulnerable adults throughout East Cleveland.
  • 10k to be donated to Footprints in the Community who operate 9 foodbanks across the Redcar & Cleveland area
  • £5k each to  Middlesbrough, Stockton & Billingham and Hartlepool Foodbanks
  • £10k to RCVDA  for the Redcar & Cleveland COVID Relief Fund – to support smaller voluntary organisations who are helping the fight against COVID-19

VULNERABLE GROUPS IN SOCIAL ISOLATION

  • £2k to Tees Community Charity to deliver food/clothing/specialist products to elderly people.
  • £3k to Redcar & Cleveland Mind.
  • £3k to Stockton & Middlesbrough Mind.
  • £5k to the Samaritan, Teesside.
  • £3k to My Sister’s Place, Middlesbrough.
  • £3k to the Foundation, Redcar.
  • £1k to the Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to purchase mini iPads for hospitals and hospices, so that loved ones can keep in touch with COVID-19 patients during the crisis.
  • £2k to the Grenfell Trust - supporting children and adults with learning difficulties in Redcar during the crisis.
  • £3k to Trinity Holistic Centre, NHS South Tees – supporting cancer victims during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • £5k to the Link – supporting young people across Teesside with emotional support and mental health problems.
  • £2k to Grangetown Community Hub - to deliver food to vulnerable people.


EDUCATION

  • £10k donated for the provision of laptops so that disadvantaged children can continue to learn online.  The laptops were distributed by the Northern Powerhouse Partnerships to St. Peter’s Catholic College in South Bank.