Each year, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited supports a variety of initiatives throughout the UK, as well as many within its local community. Throughout 2020, a year that has seen people across the country face unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Whirlpool UK has demonstrated its dedication to supporting and strengthening the integral work carried out by a range of charities and organisations, all of which provide vital care and support to those in need.
In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, Whirlpool UK donated appliances to several NHS hospitals and charities across the country. In an effort to support those working on the front line of the pandemic, Whirlpool UK donated appliances including washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers and refrigerators to numerous NHS hospitals in locations such as Peterborough, Nottingham, Hertfordshire and London, ensuring that staff are able to wash their uniforms on-site, as well as to guarantee that they have somewhere to store and prepare hot meals.
Whirlpool UK also made additional donations since the UK entered its first national lockdown in March, including to two London-based charities OneForty and You Donate, We Deliver, both of which work to ensure that vulnerable people, and those working on the front line, have access to food. Further to this, Whirlpool UK also donated appliances to Rhythms of Life, a charity that provides food, clothes and toiletries to homeless people across London, in addition to cooking and delivering meals to local hospital workers, as well as to Spurgeons, a charity that works to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families experiencing poverty, abuse and neglect.
In addition to the support shown to the NHS staff and charities operating on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic, Whirlpool UK also demonstrated its continued commitment to a range of other initiatives throughout 2020. For example, the company extended its support to Sue Ryder, a charity that provides specialist palliative care and support to people with neurological conditions. Whirlpool UK not only helped to raise vital funds for the charity, but the company also donated a large number of appliances to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham and to four of Sue Ryder’s Neurological Care Centres.
Whirlpool UK also supported Golden Lane Housing, a charity that provides supported housing to people with a learning disability, by donating over 75 appliances to 19 different Golden Lane Housing developments across the UK, in locations such as County Down, Liverpool, Leeds and Peterborough. Not only this, Whirlpool UK also donated £25,000 to the charity to further support the vital work it carries out for its residents in need of adapted accommodation.
Whirlpool UK’s ongoing commitment to supporting and promoting a wide range of issues on both a local and national scale, clearly demonstrate its dedication to helping individuals and communities in need throughout the country.”