Local businessman gives hand gel to support council workers

Image of Ian holding tub of hand gel

The director of a facilities management firm - Principal Business Solutions - has donated hand sanitiser to Lichfield District Council to protect its key workers as they support the district during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ian Gibson, who lives in Lichfield, has given the council eight 5-litre bottles of hand sanitiser after his business, based in Birmingham, temporarily closed due to the coronavirus lock down.

The hand gel will be added to the council’s supplies for key workers out in the field, collecting bins and delivering essential shopping and supplies to households across the district.

Councillor Doug Pullen, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said:

“This is such a welcome gift and is a wonderful example of how people are stepping up to help out in this time of crisis.

“A big thank you to Ian for thinking of our key workers who are continuing to go out to collect bins and to deliver shopping to people who are self-isolating but do not have anyone to help them.”

Ian Gibson, Director of Principal Business Solutions, said:

“In times like this it is important that we all pull together to support one another. It only seemed right that the alcohol gel went where it was needed most.
“Our key workers at the council are doing a marvellous job looking after vulnerable people with food deliveries and removing household waste, if this gel helps them to stay safe then it is a gift very well donated.”

As the nation continues to adapt to the necessary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, keep up with council service updates and community and business support at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Published: 31 March 2020