MG Motor supports the fight against coronavirus

21st April 2020

MG Motor has continued its support for the fight against coronavirus by supplying PPE face masks to hospitals in the UK and Ireland. The donation, which is one part of MG’s contribution to the international effort, will benefit hospitals in Birmingham, South Wales, Dublin and Cork.

MG’s first donation of 10,000 face masks was delivered to the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, at the NEC, on 20th April. The hospital, which was built in just two weeks from inception, has an initial capacity of 500 beds which can be increased to 2,000 if necessary.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, said: “This donation of face masks reinforces our resources in the fight against coronavirus. NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham will give hospitals across the West Midlands extra capacity should they need it and we are grateful for the support of local businesses like MG Motor.” 

Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, Daniel Gregorious, said “Given the international nature of our business we were able to use our extensive network of suppliers to source face masks and supply them to the front-line, where they are needed. Our NHS heroes and their counterparts in Ireland are leading the fight against coronavirus and we are glad to be helping their efforts in this way”.

A further donation of face masks will be delivered to two NHS Trusts in South Wales, with each receiving 5,000 face masks. In the Republic of Ireland, MG is donating 10,000 face masks to hospitals in Dublin and Cork.

The donation of face masks comes after MG supplied up to 100 MG ZS EV battery electric SUVs to NHS organisations across the UK for up to six months completely free of charge. The first six cars were supplied by Chorley Group MG to the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust last month and since then Nathaniel Cars in Bridgend has supplied 25 cars to three NHS Trusts covering south Wales. Last week, Frasers of Falkirk supplied two MGs to LifeSavers Scotland to support their efforts to transport blood and blood products to where they are needed across the country.

In addition to the donation of face masks and electric cars, MG is continuing to seek other ways in which it can support the international effort to overcome the coronavirus crisis.