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You may recall that back in January we ran some news along with a fundraising campaign, when we discovered that ill-health was forcing an ex-contract cleaner to auction his George medal for bravery. In case you missed the coverage, Ronnie Russell - who'd thwarted an attempted armed kidnap on Anne, the Princess Royal, back in the '70s - was being forced to sell the very special medal he'd been awarded by Anne's mother, Her Majesty the Queen, for his bravery. The idea was that we'd raise whatever Ronnie had hoped the sale of his medal would bring, so he wouldn't have to part with it. After all - it is truly a 'one-off', isn't it?
Ronnie's ex-employer www.exclusivecontracts.co.uk read in Cleanzine of his plight and held a board meeting to see if the company could do anything to help. As a result, Exclusive took part in the auction and bid £32,000 with the intention of returning the medal to Ronnie.
The bid was eventually unsuccessful as the medal sold for £50,000, but Exclusive made Ronnie a supplementary payment anyway, and asked him to speak at the company's annual dinner, too. Having interviewed him in the '90s, I can vouch for the fact that it will be a lively and interesting after dinner speech so everyone there will be in with a treat. Exclusive also said that if Ronnie ever gets into difficulties of any sorts, to let them know. Isn't that wonderful and if only more ex-employers were so caring!
This week Ronnie emailed us to say: "I want to give you massive thanks for all your efforts toward raising the money and taking the time to ensure that I received it. Fate intervened as we now know, with the Auction House committed to achieving the best possible price on the day. The actual amount was more than my wildest dreams would allow me to imagine.
"It's with this in mind that I intend to donate the crowd funding monies (£2,500) to the NHS - namely Captain Tom for his magnificent efforts. I hope this meets with your approval and that you understand why I've reached this decision."
So, what could have been such a horrid tale with a Princess kidnapped and never seen again, has, through one man's bravery, turned out so well. As I write this, Captain Tom's fundraiser (www.justgiving.com ) has reached more than £28.35 Million, with donations coming in from all over the world. Smiling? So am I!
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This Week's News
The lives of cleaners working on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus are potentially being put at risk because they are not automatically entitled to testing, according to the industry body for the sector.
The British Cleaning Council is calling for cleaners who are supporting critical industries to be treated in the same way as other key workers when it comes to testing.
As the world stands on the brink of reopening after the worst pandemic of modern times, the questions top-of-mind for all facilities managers and business owners are: "How do we respond to-and recover from Covid-19?"
The answers can be found at the Covid-19: Respond & Recover Virtual Conference, North America's first and only virtual educational conference and expo focused on the pandemic as it relates to healthcare/infection-prevention, commercial cleaning and facilities management. The virtual event takes place next Thursday, 30th April, 2020, 10:00 to 5:00 EST, and registration is free for attendees.
OspreyDeepclean has been supplying innovative steam cleaning technology for many years. The efficacy for use to remove healthcare-acquired infections - including viruses - was scientifically proven more than a decade ago and is very relevant in today's world.
UNI Europa (the European Trade Union Federation for seven million service workers) and EFCI (European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry) are the Social Partners in the European Sectoral Dialogue Committee for Industrial Cleaning (the Industrial Cleaning SSDC).
Today they have issued a joint statement regarding the Covid-19 impact to the Industrial Cleaning & Facility Services sector and the measures deemed necessary to protect it:
The Vanguard Scientific-created hand cleaner takes guidance from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention-provided recommendations for alcohol-based hand sanitiser and adds powerful plant-derived compounds, known as terpenes, that may boost the mixture's antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral effects.
Flow International Corporation, developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting systems, has repurposed its operations to produce face shields for medical workers, first responders and workers in essential businesses to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
The company is ramping production rapidly to where it will be producing more than 50,000 units per week by the end of this month. Flow does not expect to make a profit from this effort.
Covid-19 has impacted thousands of businesses, both having to stay open whilst ensuring the health & safety of building users, and looking to safely reopen after site closure comes to an end.
Building management software solutions specialist AkitaBox, has announced that it will release AkitaBox DeepClean Assurance, a cloud-based software application which drives cleanliness best practices in buildings and enables people to make a safe return to work.
As a result, Ecocleen has created seven new franchise territories across England and Wales, each with an established client base and operational infrastructure.
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