Kit4Carers is a not-for-profit volunteer group raising £1,000,000 to provide FREE personal protective equipment (PPE) for carers

LIKE LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, without access to adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), care home workers and other carers in the community are risking their lives – and the lives of those they look after. As ITV News reported, they are “like lambs to the slaughter”.

That’s why Kit4Carers urgently needs your help to get FREE PPE to carers working with the most needy and vulnerable people in our communities.

The Forgotten Few Shortages of PPE for NHS workers and health professionals has received much publicity. Less so for people caring for the most marginalised groups such as children at risk, the homeless, people with drug and alcohol addiction, or with mental illnesses. Carers and the cared for all need effective personal protection during the Covid-19 pandemic. All Carers Should Have Access to PPE Many carers are poorly paid – and some unpaid. Yet, frequently, the work they do is difficult and risky but vital for people who are anxious, lonely and vulnerable. Community carers are operating at a time when resources are stretched and, in some cases, shelters and community centres are shut. Their work goes largely unsung and they urgently need our support.
Kit4carers is a not-for-profit group that has been formed to focus on sourcing, shipping and distributing PPE kit to this community of carers as soon as possible. We have the procurement, logistics and supply chain working round the clock – and what’s more, we are already delivering our first shipment of masks, gowns and gloves this week into the UK. Kit4Carers is led by Dr Pramod Prabhakaran, an NHS Consultant, Hassan Chaudhury, international trade expert & ex-social worker and Omar Butt, innovation leader from Vita Healthcare Solutions and Angus Robertson, Managing Partner at Curzon Private Office.

Maddy Hill speaks for all of us when she says just how in awe she is at the level of courage being exhibited by all NHS staff, community carers and key workers during this pandemic. 

That’s why she is supporting Kit4Carers and encouraging you to support us in any way you can.

“ A donation as little as £10 can buy face masks, gloves and aprons for one person. I know how grateful and humbled we all are right now by the efforts of our carers and frontline staff, so please, give what you can to Kit4Carers and protect our incredible carers and those they’re caring for.” 

Maddy is best known for having played the hugely popular paramedic Ruby Spark in Casualty and Nancy Carter in EastEnders.

Maddy Hill speaks for all of us when she says just how in awe she is at the level of courage being exhibited by all NHS staff, community carers and key workers during this pandemic. 

That’s why she is supporting Kit4Carers and encouraging you to support us in any way you can.

“ A donation as little as £10 can buy face masks, gloves and aprons for one person. I know how grateful and humbled we all are right now by the efforts of our carers and frontline staff, so please, give what you can to Kit4Carers and protect our incredible carers and those they’re caring for.” 

Maddy is best known for having played the hugely popular paramedic Ruby Spark in Casualty and Nancy Carter in EastEnders.

We are raising £1,000,000 to purchase and distribute PPE kit to carers

what is KitFORCarers?

Kit4Carers is a campaign designed to raise funds to source and distribute PPE to carers throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Our objective is to raise £1,000,000 through charitable donations which will be spent on buying and distributing PPE kit and medical supplies.

THE TEAM

Kit4Carers brings together a diverse group of professionals from healthcare, finance, legal and marketing backgrounds who all believe that carers in communities should have the same access to PPE as health professionals.

Kit4Carers is led by Dr Pramod Prabhakaran, an NHS Consultant, Hassan Chaudhury, international trade expert & ex-social worker and Omar Butt, innovation leader from Vita Healthcare Solutions and Angus Robertson from Curzon Private Office. The wider team is drawn from clinicians, medical officers, former NHS staff, procurement and logistics experts, healthcare communications, shipping and freight experts with family offices, legal, accounting and administrative support.

Prince Ade Ade-Odunlade
Managing Director
CNWL NHS Foundation Trust: www.linkedin.com/in/prince-ade-ade-odunlade-83616411

Dr Junaid Bajwa
is a practicing physician, and Board Member (for University College Hospital (London), & Nahdi Medical Company (KSA)): www.linkedin.com/in/junaidbajwa/

Dr Malcolm Barratt-Johnson
PharmaMedic Consultancy Ltd: www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmbarratt-johnson/

Omar Butt
Innovation Lead
Imperial College Health Partners: www.linkedin.com/in/omar-butt-49a51635

Dr Nav Chana
General Practitioner, Chair,
National Association of Primary Care:
www.linkedin.com/in/nav-chana-4340b089

Dr Navin Chandra
NHS Consultant Child Psychiatrist:
www.linkedin.com/in/navin-chandra-1b167531

Hassan Chaudhry
Specialist (Digital Health &Data) Department of International Trade: www.linkedin.com/in/hchaudhury

Lee Davies
Event Director & Head of Partnerships
Health + Care and the Digital Healthcare Show:
www.linkedin.com/in/lee-davies-05a13943

David Dawes
Council Member
Royal College of Nursing
Commercial Director
Future Care Capital: www.linkedin.com/in/ddawes

Carole Edmond
CEO
Glassmoon Strategies Ltd: www.linkedin.com/in/carole-edmondglassmoon19/

Prof Andrew George
Chair
Imperial College Health partners
Non-Executive Director
Health Education England
Non-Executive Director
Health Research Authority: www.linkedin.com/in/ajtgltd  

Steve Hamblin
Clear Artificial Intelligence: www.linkedin.com/in/stevenrhamblin

Nicola Haywood-Alexander
CHCIO (International) CEng, MBA (Exec), BSc (Hons): www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-haywood-alexander-9809546/

Dr Alex Lewis
Medical Director
Ernst & Young, UK & Ireland: www.linkedin.com/in/alex-lewis-3a835822

Rachel Murphy
CEO
Difrent: www.linkedin.com/in/rachbedifrent

Mat Oram
CEO
AdviseInc:
www.linkedin.com/in/matoram

Tim Lux
MD
Pathfinders: www.linkedin.com/in/timlux

James Pool
Head of Business Development
CNWL NHS Foundation Trust:
www.linkedin.com/in/james-pool-1633b229

Dr Pravin Prabhakaran
NHS Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist: www.linkedin.com/in/pravin-prabhakaran-9ba47492

Angus Robertson
Managing Partner
Curzon Private Office: www.linkedin.com/in/angusrobertson

Simon Shooter
Partner
Bird & Bird: www.linkedin.com/in/simon-shooter-8190378/

Andrew Whelan
Chairman
Future Care Capital:
www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-whelan-72993338

Angus Wrixon
Director
Salix & Co:
www.linkedin.com/in/angus-wrixon-0b37173

Graeme Hodges
CEO
33Hz Limited:
www.linkedin.com/in/graemehodges

Freddie Raben
Consultant
SThree Group: www.linkedin.com/in/freddie-raben-221729198/

Please donate to help carers and we will get them the PPE they so urgently need!

ETHICAL SOURCING

Kit4Carers has access to an established worldwide network of manufacturers of PPE such as face masks, gowns and gloves and testing kits.It means that even at a time when most of the world is chasing the same PPE and the main manufacturing countries face their own challenges with COVID-19, Kit4Carers will be able to source and ship materials quicker than other organisations who face multiple procurement issues.

Kit4Carers has extensive expertise in sourcing, financing and distributing high quality, ethically produced PPE, and will work with charities and other community and voluntary sector organisations, to ensure that this vital PPE is delivered to frontline care staff, fast.

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