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A very supportive freight firm

[ March 27, 2020   //   ]

Kerry Logistics Network has donated its services to deliver 5,000 pairs of compression socks, from Glasgow-based online travel retailer Trtl to frontline health professionals across Scotland.

Kerry Logistics distributed the socks to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee last week, with 5,000 more planned for delivery in London in the next seven days, 

The 10,000 compression socks, worth £250,000 and originally for passengers on long haul flights, will help acute nurses in six hospitals fight fatigue as they face 12-hour shifts on their feet. Trtl had stockpiled thousands of the socks in advance of its peak summer season, but with sales stalling because of the Covid-19 pandemic, chief executive officer Michael Corrigan decided to use them to support frontline nurses.

“We cannot thank the team at Kerry Logistics (Glasgow) enough for their support in helping to deliver our donation to the NHS,” said Allison Milligan, supply chain & logistics lead, Trtl.

“The relationship between Trtl and Kerry Logistics is very new and still developing, however when I contacted them to enquire if they could deliver the socks to the hospitals, they not only agreed but offered to deliver to all sites free of charge, a very generous offer.

She gave a special thanks to Kerry Logistics team members Lee Woodward, who was the driver on all deliveries and who has also volunteered to drive to London, and Martin Thomson, business development manager, who also supported the planning.

Trtl chief executive Michael Corrigan and Glasgow Royal Infirmary chief nurse John Stuart.
 Pic Peter Devlin