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🚙 CITY Community Trust and Exeter Gin deliver hand sanitizers to front line workers

Charity and gin maker step in to help Devon's essential workers

5 April 2020

It’s a time when everyone is pitching in to help wherever possible and, in addition to the fantastic work the CITY Community Trust are doing, they managed to find time to provide a van to help out Exeter Gin with deliveries of hand sanitiser to essential frontline workers and services.

The government has asked firms to adapt their production equipment wherever possible to help the fight against Covid 19 and Exeter Gin’s MD, Karen Skerratt said: “We were keen to help and, given that the hand sanitiser is alcohol based, it wasn’t too difficult to create a production line and, with the help of staff and volunteers, get cracking on the huge numbers of orders that have come rushing in! We’ll certainly be kept busy over the coming months.”

Unsurprisingly, demand for hand sanitiser has gone through the roof and a mammoth order came from Plymouth City Council. Club operations manager, Andy Gillard, volunteered his services as delivery driver and the City Community Trust offered their van. 

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Delivery driver and Exeter City operations manager Andy Gillard

Andy said: “I was just happy that the Club and Community Trust could help out our friends at Exeter Gin. We have travelled all over Devon, from Okehampton to Exmouth, and it was somewhat ironic that we turned up at the Plymouth City Council offices with supplies packed in an Exeter City van! However that goes to show that we’re in such unusual times and everyone just has to put football rivalries to the side and work together until the virus is beaten.”

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