An Eastleigh company has stepped in to support Mountbatten Hampshire’s appeal for more scrubs.

Driver recruitment agency Drive Personnel has bought thousands of pounds worth of scrubs, following Mountbatten’s appeal earlier this month.

The scrubs were needed to help protect Mountbatten nurses, doctors and therapists working on its inpatient unit and in the community.

The company’s managing director, Chris Bryant, has a long association with Mountbatten and was keen to help.

“My grandfather died there in 1987, then fast forward to 2014, when I lost five members of my family at the hospice,” said Chris.

“For me, the most significant was my mum, who had bowel cancer.

“The care all my family members received and the comfort I got from knowing they were in the best possible place during their last few days and hours really stood out.

“This made life just that little bit more bearable in what was the most difficult period of my life.

“Ever since, I have resolved to do whatever I can to support the hospice.”

In addition to donations and fundraising efforts, Chris takes part in Mountbatten Hampshire’s lottery and is part of its Monthly Business Club.

Drive Personnel is also a regular sponsor of events, including Mountbatten’s Sunflower Memory Walk and Light Up a Life.

“The ongoing support from Chris and everyone at Drive Personnel has been really amazing,” said Mountbatten Hampshire’s General Manager, Becky McGregor.

“We are very much on the frontline, supporting people with coronavirus, alongside other patients who don’t have the virus but still need our care and support.

“It was a priority to have all the necessary uniform and equipment we needed to keep our staff safe, so we are hugely thankful to Chris and his team.

“I would also like to publicly thank everyone who got in touch offering to support our appeal for scrubs – the response to our need during this crisis has been truly heart-warming and given us all a huge boost.”