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Everyone's Doing Their Bit!

Businesses and organisations across South Wales are joining the Coronavirus effort to help support those on the frontline.

Staff at Swansea University have rallied together to provide essential items to their local hospital to support them during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Staff from the Medical School and colleges of Science and Engineering quickly gathered 100,000 gloves as well as masks, aprons and goggles and delivered them to Singleton Hospital this week.

Professor Cathy Thornton, deputy head of the Medical School, said: "We are still gathering as many items as possible. As we wind down all but non-critical research activity at the University we took the opportunity to donate these items to the NHS rather than have them languishing on our shelves."

Jan Worthing, director of Singleton Hospital, added: "This is a wondeful gesture from University staff. These items will be a big help to our teams at this challenging time."

Following an increase in demand for hand sanitiser local firm Gower Gin Distillery is now looking at producing batches.

Its team have all the key ingredients needed as specified by the World Health Organisation recipe.

Managers at its Port Eynon HQ are now waiting for a license to be granted. They have produced 400 items which are ready to ship - but they need clearance first.

Over 18,000 people have seen the company's post about its decision to add to its production line and they have been contacted by people from the NHS, care sector to the police and military.

Gower Gin aims to donate as much products as it can for free to those working on the frontline caring for those who are sick.

The company is in talks with support groups and volunteers to help with delivering items. 

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