Dettol donates 40,000 products to support HSE against Covid-19
Donation acknowledged by the HSE as a show of support towards the national Covid-19 efforts
14 May 2020 | 0
Dettol, Ireland’s leading disinfectant brand*, has today pledged its support to the HSE in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland with a donation of 40,000 Dettol antibacterial products over the next 12 weeks.
The Dettol antibacterial products will be distributed to hospitals and health service facilities and sites around the country with the aim of helping to keep these environments hygienically clean.
Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE expressed gratitude to Reckitt Benckiser and Dettol for their “significant donation”.
“The HSE has had massive support from business, communities, social groups and individuals since the start of this crisis and for this we are hugely thankful,” Reid said.
William O’Brien, country manager Ireland at Reckitt Benckiser, said the group wanted to extend its “warmest and heartfelt thanks to all of those who have been working extremely hard, for exceptionally long hours, under extremely challenging circumstances to protect the nation against this virus and save lives.”
He added that he hoped the donation would help the HSE in fighting the pandemic in Ireland. “I know everyone at RB feels privileged and indeed proud to work for a company that is playing its part, however small, in this fight,” O’Brien said.
Echoing the donation made to the HSE, Dettol is calling on the Irish public to continue their efforts in the fight against Covid-19.
*(Source: Nielsen MAT value, February 2020, Total Disinfectants)