An Irish aesthetics clinic has donated its entire stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
hérapie Clinic, a family-owned business run by siblings Philip McGlade and Katie McGlade, shared €50,000 worth of equipment to hospitals and nursing homes in dire need of appropriate equipment to fight the pandemic in Ireand.
The clinic operates 35 branches around Ireland and the UK. Mr McGlade said the decision to donate their entire stock of hand sanitiser, gloves and paper rolls was "the least we could do".
"The frontline staff are doing a truly heroic job and we can’t thank them enough for their hard work and bravery, putting their lives on the line for our country's health," he said. "We are beyond grateful to every single one of them and as a business, we will do all we can to help.”
Like all other beauty clinics, Thérapie closed its doors last month. A number of business - both independent and multi-national have utilised their respective resources to contribute during the coronavirus crisis.
Last week, Mink, a Dublin-based nail salon said it was donating 1,500 face masks to Holles Street. On a larger scale, international companies like COTY and LVMH have turned their cosmetics factories into production facilities for hand sanitisers.
Meanwhile, the fashion industry is also rallying its resources together to provide much-needed materials: Burberry has committed to making and delivering 100,000 face masks to the NHS, Spanish bridal brand Pronovias is giving all hospital-employed brides-to-be a free wedding dress and Prada has committed to making more than 100,000 face masks in Italy.