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Burberry to help fight coronavirus by making hospital gowns and masks for the NHS

Burberry to help fight coronavirus by making hospital gowns and masks for the NHS

Luxury fashion house Burberry has announced they will help tackle coronavirus by making hospital gowns and masks for the NHS.

The designer label, known for its distinguishable check print, is aiming to fast track more than 100,000 face masks to NHS workers using its Yorkshire factory.

The brand, which is best known for making trench coats, has also pledged to manufacture non-surgical gowns and masks for patients in NHS hospitals.

Fashion label Burberry has announced multiple support initiatives including making face masks and gowns for the NHS. (Credit: PA)
Fashion label Burberry has announced multiple support initiatives including making face masks and gowns for the NHS. (Credit: PA)
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In addition to creating the protective gear, Burberry has also promised to give funds to the University of Oxford's covid-19 vaccine research, which is due to begin human trials in April.

On the brand's Instagram page, it said: "The university has one of the world's best track records in emergency vaccine development."

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The charitable donations from the luxury brand don't stop there though, they are also pledging support to two UK-based charities which are tackling food poverty, The Felix Project and FareShare.

Burberry's chief executive officer, Marco Gobbetti, said: "In challenging times, we must pull together.

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"The whole team at Burberry is very proud to be able to support those who are working tirelessly to combat Covid-19, whether by treating patients, working to find a vaccine solution or helping provide food supplies to those in need at this time."

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Topics: Covid 19, Coronavirus, covid-19 positive, Covid-19

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