Online auction set up by DENSO After market & Industrial Solutions raises €6,575 to help support frontline health organisations

03 June 2020 | Article

Alongside this initiative, DENSO Europe Headquarter also donated €5,000 to local Dutch hospital.

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DENSO employees and customers have together raised €6,575 through an online auction of branded merchandise to support the fight against coronavirus.

DENSO Aftermarket has provided a stock of promotional merchandise, originally intended for marketing campaigns, to a charity silent auction platform where DENSO employees and customers were able to bid on items, with all proceeds distributed to medical organisations.

Luca Govean, DENSO’s Director of Independent Aftermarket Sales, said: “These charities are facing tough challenges every day. Through this donation, we would like to thank them for supporting our communities and helping vulnerable people in this crisis.”

Alongside initiative, DENSO EU HQ has also donating €5,000 directly to TU Delft/ Erasmus Medical Center Foundation, in the Netherlands.

Charlotte Ingram, Director of Income Generation at Myton Hospice Coventry, oneof the beneficiary charities, said: “Like everyone else, we are currently experiencing significant challenges as a result of the Coronavirus. Our Day Units are temporarily closed and we have handed over the capacity at our Warwick Hospice to Warwick Hospital. We have consequently increased the number of available beds at our Coventry site to 20, so that we can provide hospice in-patient care for people with a terminal illness from across Coventry and Warwickshire.  We are now able to enable loved ones to visit patients again but there are restricted hours and of course everyone must wear the required PPE."

 Jodie Ppe

"We are still operating our at Home service throughout Warwick, Leamington, Rugby and other areas within South Warwickshire and have actually increased the provision to meet the demand of people being cared for in their own homes and also to support the NHS as much as possible. We are also operating a number of our clinical and support services such as bereavement support, Living Well and Lymphedema  remotely via video and telephone calls."

"Covid 19 has already had a huge impact on our income and we have currently seen a 50% loss of voluntary income which we believe will rise to 80% - this is mainly due to our retail operation being closed since March and our events having to be postponed or cancelled."

"We really couldn’t continue our work without the good will of our community and the support of people such as yourself, so from everyone at Myton Thank You to everyone at DENSO!"

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