Deb Pigeon, left, in one of the protective coats and Pauline Drewery at the Terrington St Clement store.

The Central England Co-op in Terrington St Clement has given protective wear to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Staff donated two boxes of coats usually worn by visitors to the store, in Wesley Road.

The donation will support staff at the King’s Lynn hospital during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

They were delivered by part-time customer services assistant Deb Pigeon, who also works at the QEH in the pharmacy.

Store manager Pauline Drewery said: “I have been here two-and-a-half years and the coats have always been here and not used, so Deb took one up to the hospital with her to see if they could use them and they said they definitely could.

“If we can give any help to the hospital we will and this was a really good opportunity. I’m not sure which department will use them, but they were really grateful.

“We are proud to be part of the community in Terrington and the hospital is a major part of our community, particularly at the moment, so we are happy to do something for them.”