Media ReleaseMinderoo Foundation17 Apr 2020

Minderoo Foundation and Tattarang Springs Distillery support Indigenous health organisations with bulk delivery of hand sanitiser

Minderoo Foundation and Tattarang Springs Distillery have joined forces to boost the supplies of hand sanitiser for the Indigenous health sector in Western Australia, with a special delivery to the Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA).

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Tattarang Springs hand sanitiser. Photo Credit: Hayden Fortescue.

Generation One CEO Shelley Cable and Tattarang Springs Director Andrew Paton delivered 460 litres of sanitiser to the AHCWA headquarters as part of Minderoo Foundation’s community response to COVID-19. AHCWA will distribute the sanitiser to its member organisations across Western Australia.

Ms Cable said Generation One and its partners had been inundated with requests for basic PPE and hygiene products from Indigenous organisations around WA.

“While it is no silver bullet, hand sanitiser plays an important part in the fight against COVID-19. This delivery is a first step, and we are committed to working with our partners to provide further support over the coming months.”

Tattarang Springs Distillery, a small-batch gin and vodka distillery based in Karrakup, 42km south east of Perth, donated the 460 litres of sanitiser to assist during the COVID-19 crisis. Tattarang Springs Distillery recently switched to producing sanitiser to address the national shortage.

“At Tattarang Springs Distillery we want to do what we can for WA through this pandemic. Producing sanitiser to provide to vulnerable communities is one way we can help,” Mr Paton said.

AHCWA chief executive Des Martin said hand sanitiser was in high demand across WA and around the country.

“Supplies are particularly hard to come by for our member services in regional and remote WA,” Mr Martin said.

“This donation will allow our clinics to keep operating, and for our member organisations to keep delivering their frontline healthcare services directly to WA Indigenous communities.”

Minderoo Foundation has committed $160 million in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As part of this funding, Minderoo Foundation is providing $5 million to support WA community initiatives.

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