Gin distillery to donate hand sanitiser to Cambridgeshire care staff

Care staff at Cambridgeshire County Council will be handed a generous donation from a local business keen to help key workers stay safe.

Cambridgeshire based artisan gin distillery Roundwood, which is based in the village of Abbots Ripton in Huntingdonshire, has offered to donate 10 litres of hand sanitiser free of charge to council social workers and personal advisers to help them continue their vital roles.

The sanitiser will ensure that front line staff are keeping themselves and young people in care safe during visitations.

Rupert Waters, co-founder of Roundwood Gin, said: “Once the Government relaxed the licensing requirements for production a couple of weeks ago we felt we had to take the opportunity and do something to help the heroic key workers in our community.

Ringwood founders - and engaged couple - Rupert Waters and Emily Robertson

“These dedicated staff are providing an excellent service to young people and we hope that Roundwood can help, even if in a small way, to support the incredible work they’re doing.”

Cllr Simon Bywater, Cambridgeshire County Council’s chairman of the authority’s children and young people committee, said: “We have heard many heart-warming stories of businesses going the extra distance to help those in need at this difficult time.

“This is another fantastic example. I would like to personally thank the staff at Roundwood for their generous offer which helps greatly with our priority of keeping our staff and children in care safe.”