A Gainsborough pet products manufacturer is donating hand sanitiser gel to local organisations.

Gainsborough-based pet product manufacturer Beaphar-Sinclair has donated hand sanitiser gels to help with the fight against coronavirus.

The batch of hand gel has been produced as a one-off project at the family-run company’s manufacturing site in Raalte in The Netherlands.

In total 22,500 bottles of hand sanitiser have been produced and sent to all Beaphar employees still working at production sites in the Netherlands and the UK, as well as to Beaphar offices around the world to distribute locally.

"Disinfectant manufacture is something we already do and, as a family-run company, we are using this knowledge to produce hand sanitiser gel to support our working family, as well as families within local communities," explained Dr Sue Huggett, Business Manager at Beaphar UK. 

"The hand gel is already being used by our production staff at Gainsborough and being distributed locally."

Two pet retailers, Trim Pets and The Dog House, five local primary schools, St Barnabas Hospice and several local care homes in the Gainsborough area will be receiving bottles of the new hand gel.

Some bottles will also be sent to West Lindsey District Council for use in their offices and by their frontline workers, such as the refuse collection team, as well as a local Tesco store for customers to use as they go to do their shopping.

"We’re living in unusual times, but everyone within the company is thrilled that we can not only help keep pets happy and healthy, but also do our bit in helping people keep themselves safe," said Sue.