Cancer nurses in the North of England can now collect essential PPE from their local SPAR store.

Thanks to the goodwill of James Hall & Co., SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, 150 Marie Curie nurses in the region can pick up their PPE at SPAR stores rather than wait for them to arrive in the post.

Marie Curie nurses caring for patients with or without coronavirus are using an average of 58,000 pieces of PPE a month, leaving the charity with a “logistical nightmare” to deliver it all.

Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director at James Hall & Co., said: “We are absolutely delighted that we can help save time and money for the charity to spend where it is needed most.

“Nurses have been able to collect a month’s supply of PPE from their nearest SPAR store, including a network of independent SPAR retailers and company owned stores, all who are thrilled to be able to play a small part in ensuring Marie Curie’s team of dedicated nurses can continue to deliver such a vital service for families across the UK.”