Playing Their Part
The Glasgow Warriors family of sponsors and partners has been hard at work to help front-line workers and those most in-need in recent weeks - we've highlighted just a snapshot of some of the great initiatives that have been taking place over the last few weeks.
SP Energy Networks
The club’s official community partner SP Energy Networks has been keeping the lights on for 3.5 million customers across the country.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, their essential and critical work to maintain and manage their resilient electricity network to keep the power flowing will continue. Their operational engineers will still be visible out and about across the country; however, please be assured this is because the work being carried out is absolutely essential, and additional safety and social distancing measures are in place.
Now more than ever, millions of people are relying on their teams to power our homes, hospitals, care homes and supermarkets.
SP Energy Networks has also teamed up with Glasgow’s Golden Generation to support the communities we serve, to help keep the Glasgow’s elderly remain connected.
For those who might need a little extra help during this time, you can sign up to SP Energy Networks Priority Services Register. Customers can sign up here or alternatively, text PSR to 61999
To keep up to date with what SP Energy Networks are doing to ensure the power continues to flow, click here
1⃣ We are delighted to have been able to support @GlasgowsGG to help older people in the city stay connected during COVID-19.
The charity provide parcels of essentials such as food and toiletries directly to the doorsteps of hundreds of elderly people. pic.twitter.com/hbBR3NgS3r
— SP Energy Networks (@SPEnergyNetwork) April 6, 2020
2⃣ We’re so pleased to have been in a position to contribute £4000 to those efforts.
Drawings, letters and messages from Glasgow's children will also be included in the parcels to remind recipients that they're not alone.
Read more here: https://t.co/FPKO8gTCEp
— SP Energy Networks (@SPEnergyNetwork) April 6, 2020
One of several brands nationwide to be adapting their production models to help battle the ongoing pandemic, Land Rover have been hard at work to lend assistance to the NHS in recent weeks.
The Jaguar Land Rover production lines have been working on 3D-printed protective visors for key healthcare workers, with over 1,300 produced to date.
#JaguarLandRover has started production of @NHSuk approved, 3D-printed protective visors to answer the call for more vital equipment. Initially we will print 1,300 visors each week for keyworkers, with the aspiration to develop the operation for mass production. pic.twitter.com/7shasKSa7P
— Land Rover (@LandRover) April 3, 2020
Official Kit Supplier to Glasgow Warriors, Macron have also been busy supporting front-line workers.
The Italian-based manufacturer is utilising it's production capabilities to make protective equipment for healthcare workers, employing it's Bologna distribution centre to circulate the equipment throughout Italy.
As a response to this moment of extreme emergency, Macron has launched the no-profit project “Stop Covid-19/Macron #noicisiamo”. Read more: https://t.co/8KmAYMD1Ej pic.twitter.com/XdLUfxs847
— Macron (@MacronSports) April 3, 2020
With the current government guidelines meaning an increase in the number of people working from home, one club sponsor has set up a unique way of ensuring their stakeholders and communities remain connected.
The Harper Macleod Home Room aims to provide a community hub, with a focus on mental and physical well-being alongside practical guides and tips for working remotely.
There's even fitness videos from Glasgow Warriors' own S&C coach Liam Walshe that can easily be followed at home.
Get ready to keep that self-care momentum up with #hmhomeroom.@GlasgowWarriors Strength & Conditioning Coach @LiamWalshe7's workout.
Pro tip: No equipment? No problem! Fill a backpack with books as a weight!
Get ready to sweat ▶️ https://t.co/I6BRQYl1HK pic.twitter.com/huC13Uah6o
— Harper Macleod LLP (@HarperMacleod) April 9, 2020
Long-term club sponsors Malcolm Group have been making an impact at home and abroad, as the Glasgow-based logistics and construction company look to do their bit to help flatten the curve.
A donation of supplies was gratefully received by the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, whilst a Malcolm lorry was donated to Transaid in Zambia to help the distribution of medicine in the country.
Despite the travel restrictions that many of us are currently facing, this truck is on its way to Zambia!
This vehicle, kindly donated by @MalcolmGroup, is about to embark on a new life as a training vehicle at the Industrial Training Centre in Zambia 🚚#charitytuesday pic.twitter.com/eywc3i27cr
— Transaid (@TransaidOrg) March 24, 2020
@CCG_Scotland @MalcolmGroup A big massive thank you for your supplies and construction team to help transform the @GRI_ED into a safe working environment to treat patients throughout this COVID19 Pandemic! Such an amazing team. 👏🏼@HazelMcNaughton @Kirsty_A_May @ScottT999 @NHSGGC pic.twitter.com/7r3sbifT5s
— Ashleigh Irons (@ashleighi_) March 26, 2020
University of Strathclyde
Strathclyde Sport have been ensuring that students, gym members and Glaswegians of all ages have been staying fit and healthy during the current lockdown, populating their social media channels with a host of workouts able to be completed at home.
Live lunchtime classes have been conducted on the official Instagram page of Strathclyde Sport, whilst weekly pre-recorded workouts across all social media channels are published every Wednesday.
The university has also listened to feedback from the gym team, with Strathclyde Sport now offering personalised pregnancy exercise support.
🗓 Here is your Instagram Live workout timetable for the coming week ⬇️ 12.15-12.45 ⏰
Mon 6th - Marc - Home Weights Pyramid
Tue 7th - Mario - Core Workout
Wed 8th - Jonathan - Boxfit
Thur 9th - Ross - Body-weight HIIT
Fri 10th - Jacqui - Full Body Conditioning pic.twitter.com/witlrqfed0
— Strathclyde Sport (@StrathSport) April 6, 2020
Do 10-12 reps of each exercise with no rest between each exercise.
Repeat for 4-5 sets and rest for 60 seconds between each set. pic.twitter.com/4RzJwjSxbu
— Strathclyde Sport (@StrathSport) April 8, 2020
The Park Practice
Finally for this week, the club's Official Partner The Park Practice has been supporting a host of organisations over the last few weeks.
The Glasgow-based dentists have been donating toothpaste, toiletries and personal protective equipment to charities across the city, including Kindness Homeless Street Team and Key.