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Coronavirus: how you can help the evacuees in Wirral

05/02/2020

Wirral Borough Council has praised big-hearted Merseysiders who rallied round to support evacuees isolated at Arrowe Park Hospital following the coronavirus outbreak in China.


More than 90 people flown in from the virus-hit city of Wuhan are currently being housed in the accommodation blocks at the hospital, and the public have been quick to show their concern and compassion, donating a mountain of gifts from toys, books and food items, to cream cakes and gel nails!

A spokesman for Wirral Borough Council said today: “Since last week’s announcement that British nationals would be flown from China to Arrowe Park, the hospital’s charitable trust has been inundated with donated items from thoughtful residents – demonstrating something we all know: the generosity of people here.”

A spokesman for Wirral Borough Council said today: “Since last week’s announcement that British nationals would be flown from China to Arrowe Park, the hospital’s charitable trust has been inundated with donated items from thoughtful residents – demonstrating something we all know: the generosity of people here.”

The Friends and Family Centre set up at the Emslie Morgan Academy in Leasowe to help and support those closest to the people in isolation took on the role of co-ordinating donated items, after the task became overwhelming for hospital staff.

While the council is continuing to deliver items ordered online by guests, it has requested that any other items are dropped off at the centre, rather than the hospital.

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And, although Red Cross volunteers helping there say any needs are currently being met, anyone wishing to help and donate items is urged to go to a newly set up Facebook page which is co-ordinating donations.

The spokesperson from Wirral Borough Council added: “Any donations which are surplus to requirements will be saved and donated to charity.”

How do I help and what can I give?

Go the the Facebook site Coronavirus Compassionate Wirral, which is constantly updating requests and what is needed by those in isolation.

What has been most requested?

– Spicy noodles

– Noodles 

– Laoganma sauce

– Disposable chopsticks

– Spaghetti

– Meat sauce

– Marmalade

– Chocolate

– Lint rollers

– Skipping ropes for adults and children

What isn’t needed

– Toiletries 

– Blankets

Where to take donations

The Friends and Family Centre at the Emslie Morgan Academy, Solar Campus, Leasowe Road, Leasowe CH45 8RE. 

It is open 9am-5pm daily (including weekends) and they will drop off at the hospital drop off daily at 3pm. If you can’t get to the centre, volunteers from Coronavirus Compassionate Wirral are offering to deliver it for you.

Visit the Coronavirus Compassionate Wirral Facebook group here.

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