Roomservice by CORT staff supported efforts to combat COVID-19 in their communities.

One employee turned to her sewing and knitting skills while another delivered supplies, accompanied by his children.

It coincided with the company’s donation of furniture to NHS lounges during the pandemic.

Customer Service Consultant, Jo Rashbrook, volunteered to provide fabric masks to the NHS, which was running out of PPE as the COVID-19 situation worsened in spring.

Jo, who has worked for Roomservice by CORT for 10 years, sewed masks, scrubs, and even provided laundry bags so NHS staff could take dirty uniforms home safely. And as the need for masks increased, Jo found herself making PPE for care homes, fire stations and even bus drivers.

As the NHS now has enough PPE, Jo has turned her talents to making small bags for children suffering from cancer to carry their medication in. She is also knitting cannula sleeves for newborn babies to prevent them from pulling their medication tubes out, as well as making bandannas for children who are suffering from cancer and have lost their hair due to treatment.

After panic buying caused shortages of supplies for many who couldn’t get to the supermarket early on in the day, Danny Bartholomew, who has worked at the company warehouse for five years, stepped in.

Along with his two young daughters, he delivered essential food packages, meals and PPE to the elderly, vulnerable, hospitals, ambulance, and fire stations in their local area.