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Sirius holds new virtual member conference

Beko donates to the NHS 6

Launched in response to COVID-19, Beko’s #BekoGiving initiative has supported the NHS on the frontline of the crisis, as well as charities and services helping the vulnerable during the pandemic. Within 12 weeks the brand donated over

1,600 appliances to over 50 sites up and down the UK, including NHS hospitals, ambulance stations, care homes and charities. Zoe Larter from the NHS Ambulance Service said: “Thank you to Beko for their incredible

donations. These include refrigerators, washing machines, kettles, toasters, coffee machines and microwaves. These are being distributed amongst ambulance stations and other sites across the trust.”

Dr Aniko Deierl, Consultant Neonatologist at NHS Imperial Hospital, added: “We were overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity from Beko for its fantastic donation to our NICU. Our matron and team were so grateful – a big thank you!”

Throughout June and July, Sirius Buying Group held a brand new virtual conference for its members, with access to supplier presentations with information on products, exclusive promotions and company updates. Each of Sirius’s approved suppliers took part in the virtual

conference, including leading brands like BSH, D.A.D., Montpellier, Samsung and Hoover Candy. Steve Jones, Commercial Director of Sirius Buying Group,

said: “Since lockdown was first imposed, communication has been essential and we have responded by holding weekly Zoom meetings with our members that to-date, have been very well supported with 50-60 members attending each session. It has provided a platform for us all to share experiences, discuss changes to new government rules and brainstorm ideas on how we can safely operate within the guidelines permitted, along with best practices for re-opening.”

Whirlpool’s hospital and charity donations

Whirlpool UK has donated appliances to a number of NHS hospitals and charities across the country. Washing machines, which were donated to

hospitals across the East of England, were provided to ensure that staff treating patients affected with COVID-19 are able to wash their uniforms on-site. Nottingham Hospital was provided with

microwaves and dishwashers for its break room 

and refrigerators and fridge freezers were also donated across the country. In addition, Whirlpool UK has supported a number of

non-profit organisations with donations of appliances. Ian Moverley, Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, commented: “We are proud to give back to the many services and organisations whose staff are risking their lives to care for vulnerable people.”

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