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Robert Plant donates to Kidderminster company making scrubs for NHS


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By James Vukmirovic | Kidderminster | Coronavirus 

A Kidderminster sportswear company making scrubs for healthcare workers has received the support of rock legend Robert Plant.

The Led Zeppelin singer and local resident made a donation worth several thousand pounds to help MG Sportswear keep supporting the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

The donation is one of many MG has received since starting a Go Fund Me page to raise funds to get the fabrics to make scrubs.

Business manager Kim Calder said the firm would normally be preparing clothing for school and sports tours but had had to cease production due to the ongoing crisis.

She also said that watching the news about the lack of scrubs at hospitals around the region had spurred the firm into action.

Kim said: "Every night, we heard the stories of shortage of scrubs for frontline hospital workers due to the increase in demand and the need to change them more frequently.

"Our company director Gino Ruffinato was saddened that we had the capacity to supply but not the supply chain or the funds to get the fabric needed."

Gino approached local businesses, including The Old Waggon and Horses in Bewdley, which donated £1,000, and set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money towards materials.


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The area he lives in has had a double blow in 2020 as it was also hit by the flooding in Jan/Feb. Many people will be forced to self isolate in houses that are still flood damaged. Good to see Robert doing this, top bloke.

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