Kingfisher donates £1m of protective medical equipment to health services


B&Q owner Kingfisher is set to divert all of its remaining stock of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline healthcare workers across Europe.

The home & DIY retail group, which operates store across territories including the UK, France and Poland, will donate five trucks of protective eyewear and masks worth over £200,000 to the NHS emergency hub in the Midlands today.

The retail group has also ordered a further 3 million facemasks from suppliers in China and Israel that will be available toward the end of the month, either for donation to health authorities in the UK, France, Poland and Romania, or to equip store and distribution centre staff.

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