Luther star delivers face masks and hand sanitiser to Wiltshire care home

Luther star delivers face masks and hand sanitiser to Wiltshire care home

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 12:33pm 11th June 2020.

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Actress Ruth Wilson handed over the PPE to Bramley House in Mere.

The 38 year old actress, who also starred in His Dark Materials and The Affair, was recently appointed an ambassador of UK Mask Force.

The organisation, consisting of voluntary medical experts, works to meet the desperate need for face mask supplies across the country.

More than 1,000 pieces of PPE were presented to the manager of the care home by Ruth along with UKMF Director, Antony Sainthill.

Caroline Nicholson, from the Bramley House Residential Care Home said the items were much needed:

"We are currently required to accommodate an increasing number of residents from the local community. This has led to our having difficulties in securing consistently adequate supplies of PPE to protect our frontline health care workers, and we are immensely grateful for this timely donation."

UK Mask Force's founding ambassador Anthony Cooper-Barney told Spire FM:

"We are thrilled to be able to do something productive in a time of crisis.

PPE is going to be in high demand for a long time past Covid- 19. By raising awareness with celebrity ambassadors and fundraising we can be in a position to provide more PPE to those who need it. There is a lot of protective equipment being ordered directly and in directly from overseas that do not meet the medical requirements, this is a great cause for concern for us. 

A £10 donation covers the manufacture and transport of upto 16 surgical masks or 5 high spec FFP2 masks. So we need the public and businesses to donate and help our frontline heroes" 

Luther actress Ruth Wilson with UKMF Director, Antony Sainthill and Bramley House manager Caroline Nicholson.

Meanwhile Ruth Wilson said she was delighted to be involved with the organisation.

"I fully support the ambitious vision of UK Mask Force to raise funds for the procurement and delivery of reliable PPE to many neglected Health Care workers who are starved of supplies and funding."

It's not Ruth's first visit to the Wiltshire town.

In October she appeared at the Mere Literary Festival to talk about her family memoir 'Before and After' and her portrayal of her own grandmother in the BBC adaptation Mrs Wilson. 

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