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Redcar businesses support children’s services

It’s been a busy week for us as we continue supporting our clients and local community during this difficult time.

One way we’ve tried to make a difference is by leading the charge to encourage local businesses to support the Children’s Services Department at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council by providing essential protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis.

We have a long relationship working with Redcar Children’s Services, was made aware that frontline staff working to protect children and support families had limited safety equipment and were waiting on supplies and government support.

We launched a collection amongst themselves and local organisations and, within a week, were able to donate 200 masks personally, hand sanitiser from Redcar and Cleveland Mind, latex gloves from Hartgroves Removals and Storage and 20 masks from Fabulashhhh.

Stacey Phoenix, one of our directors and solicitors, said: “The coronavirus crisis is affecting us all, but none more so than the key workers who are out there on the frontline helping others, just like the team at Redcar Children’s Services.

“The government is doing everything it can to provide the relevant protective equipment to all services that need it, but we were fortunate enough to be in a position where we could offer some support until those resources arrive.

“Being part of the Redcar community is important to the whole team here at Cygnet Law and we want to encourage other residents and businesses to support our local heroes if they can.”

A team member from the Children’s Services Department at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council said: “On a recent emergency visit the gloves and masks made all the difference entering a home where we didn’t know if we would be at risk of COVID-19. Police officers also attending didn’t have safety equipment and we were able to share the things that were donated.”

Further donations can be made by visiting Redcar Children’s Services at Seafield House, Redcar or arranged by emailing sphoenix@cygnetlaw.co.uk.