MSP Gil Paterson praises Auchentoshan Distillery for hand sanitiser donation to East Dunbartonshire group
A distillery’s good work in helping prevent the spread of the coronavirus in East Dunbartonshire has been welcomed by MSP Gil Paterson.
Auchentoshan Distillery has supplied litres of hand sanitiser to East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action, which coordinates more than 1,000 volunteers in the area.
The supplies have gone directly to those helping run vital community organisations across East Dunbartonshire – such as shopping and delivering food to the elderly.
The Clydebank-based distillery has received parliamentary praise for changing its production to include hand sanitiser to provide to care homes, hospices, community groups and more on the ‘front line’ of tackling the pandemic.
Mr Paterson’s office assisted in facilitating the donation from the distillery to EDVA.
The MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie said: “Organisations like EDVA are vital to keep communities together during this pandemic crisis – and I am very grateful for Auchentoshan Distillery for providing the goods free of charge. It will help combat the virus and allow volunteers to feel safe as they discharge their important duties across the constituency and beyond. We all owe Auchentoshan Distillery a debt of gratitude for assisting these community organisations.”
Alex Meikle from EDVA said: “Thanks to Gil for helping to facilitate the supply of hand sanitizer from the Distillery which we distributed to local organisations, community groups and volunteers. And thank you to Auchentoshan Distillery - this is an invaluable assistance and support to people providing essential services such as the delivery of food and prescriptions to isolated and vulnerable people or maintaining important front-line services.”