With Thanks

Monday 29 June 2020


To date we have (29 June):

Welfare Checks

  • Over 7,000 people were identified as possibly at risk and required to sheild, all have been contacted and support was provided to 4,039 individuals

  • 12,097 welfare checks have been carried out (by Advice Portsmouth, You Trust, PCC, Portsmouth Carers Centre, Portsmouth Salvation Army & Age UK) 

  • over 5,000 contacts have been received through HIVE and PCC Covid Emergency lines


  • 15,191 food parcels have been delivered to extremely vulnerable individuals by Pompey in the Community, Portsmouth Salvation Army and Age UK

  • 4,480 hot meals have been donated


  • 2,448 urgent prescriptions have been delivered


1,288 individuals have volunteered since the start of the pandemic with 18 Locality Teams established to co-ordinate support for a variety of tasks including:

  • sending happy mail to care homes, care home support volunteers, dog walking and gardening

  • food deliveries, leaflet distribution, prescription deliveries, neighbour support work and fully supporting IBIS homeless food deliveries 3 times a day, 7 days a week.



An amazing £15,982 has generously been donated through the HIVE Covid19 Response Just Giving page


From food parcels and hot meals, mobile phones and welcoming welfare calls, PPE and prescription deliveries, activity packs and even Easter Eggs – local people, businesses and organisations have donated, helped deliver, provided equipment and resources for it all and we would like to say a HUGE Thank You to all who have been going the extra mile to help in Portsmouth during the coronavirus pandemic.

The list below is updated on a regular basis with huge apologies if we have missed anyone off. If we have, please click here to let us know.

If you, your business or organisation would like to help please email Louise Wilders 


Financial Donations


Food & Toiletries



  • Admiral Lord Nelson School have used their school laser cutter and 3d printer to create over 1200 protective face shields and 300 ear guards for NHS/key workers.
  • Andrew Barnett has made 300 Face Visors
  • BAE Systems have donated thousands of sets of PPE, are making ventilators (still under-testing), and have made other items like door claws for care homes
  • Pompey Scrubbers have made scrubs for keyworkers
  • Full Face Shields and their team of manufacturers including Etch Ltd, Good Directions Ltd, Live Link Aerospace Technologies Ltd and Richard Wilkins have made Face shields for all Portsmouth Area Workers'
  • Hover Travel
  • Pall Europe
  • University of Portsmouth
  • L3 Harris




Equipment & Infrastructure

  • Andrew Swains of Buffet Connections who, following retirement donated the whole of his catering equipment to the benefit of Portsmouth Deaf Centre, MAKE@Aldingbourne, The Package Free Larder, EnableAbility, Cookhouse, Fratton BigLocal, Kingston Café and the Moving on Project Portsmouth. 
  • Bookers have donated a chest freezer
  • Glory Food Store, Fawcett Road have donated a chest freezer
  • Curatrix donated 5 mobile phones with unlimited calls/texts for HIVE staff
  • Airbus donated 11 mobile phones for HIVE staff.
  • Geest Line and the Royal Navy donated refrigerated containers (transported by PCM Construction)
  • Portsmouth Football Club, use of fridge/freezers
  • Victorious Events supporting volunteer coordination, marketing and communications for the Hive
  • Rexel, Portsmouth supplied brown paper bags
  • COLAS supplied Hi-viz jackets



  • The Partnership Foundation for £1000 worth of children's activities that have been distributed throughout the City
  • Amazing colouring books created by local artists and pencils from Portsmouth Creates
  • 72 Craft packs for Messy Church at home, with online video songs and story links, has been sent out by The Salvation Army, Portsmouth
  • Childrens books and activity packs from Hampshire Constabulary, Portsmouth Police and Book Trust
  • £1,000 of activity packs from Paraffin
  • Fundraising activity/support from Halifax, Portsmouth

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