Element Communications, the experts in authentic communications for ambitious brands, has announced its voluntary support to SOS Supplies, a not-for-profit marketplace connecting charities and the NHS in urgent need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with the UK’s available stock.
Element Communications’ team will provide media and influencer relations, social media management and content creation for the SOS Supplies, run by a team of a dozen committed volunteers.
SOS Supplies, which has connected more than 250 charities with 10 million items of lifesaving PPE, was built by tech entrepreneur Manoj Varsani, founder of Hammock, the first current account for landlords.
Varsani saw first-hand the difficulties charities face in getting access to PPE through his role as chairman of the charity Harrow Carers. Using his knowledge of building and scaling a platform, SOS Supplies was live just 48 hours later.
Tom Webb, Element Communications’ managing director, said: “We firmly believe that within the tech sector lies the most innovative and disruptive people. Manoj and the team at SOS Supplies embody that belief.
“Having rapidly built and deployed a service that is proving to be a lifeline for hundreds of charities, we are delighted to be able to share our expertise. By raising the profile of SOS Supplies, we hope to drive more charities in vital need of PPE to get in touch so they can gain access to the supplies they desperately require in order to continue their fantastic work.”
Manoj Varsani, founder of Hammock and SOS Supplies, added: “Without the support of dedicated volunteers like the Element Communications team, the SOS Supplies platform simply wouldn’t have had the success it has. We have a team that is working around the clock focussed on a single mission: to save lives.”
Webb added: “While there is an insatiable appetite for content around the Covid-19 pandemic, more than ever organisations require an authentic voice to cut through the noise and we’re proud to be supporting this incredibly worthy initiative.”
For more information, visit the SOS Supplies website here.