Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Ebola Charities Call on Cornwall
4:41pm 24th November 2014
From Stratton to Sierra Leone: a north Cornwall company ships more than 50 thousand medical suits to the ebola zone.
AWB Textiles near Bude is supplying the relief charities dealing with the outbreak with stuff like surgeons' scrubs.
The firm was called on during other international emergencies like Iraq and the Gulf War.
Sales manager Steve Salt says: "We are a very small behind the scenes company and we have a very small niche product, a very specialised niche product and although we don't have a major public face, we do supply what people need in large quantities whenever they need it.
"We didn't expect it to mushroom quite like it has because very often, these types of medical outbreak are contained very locally right at the start. It's only when you get a major epidemic like they've got in West Africa that it overtakes the stock that the agencies hold as contingency stock."
Share This StoryTweet
Cornwall teen calls support for homeless "amazing"
Her Street Cramps campaign's raised over £5000
WATCH: Ben Fogle calls Cornwall "bewitching"
The TV presenter says it's his dream destination
BREAKING: Cornish MP describes "shocking" Westminster attack
Cornwall News: It is being treated as terrorism
Theresa May: Westminster attack was 'sick and depraved'
National News: Theresa May has condemned the "sick and depraved" attack on London in which four people died - including the terrorist.
Kesha suffers another setback in court battle with Dr Luke
Showbiz News: Singer Kesha has lost another round in her legal battle against record producer Dr Luke, who she accused of rape and abuse.
Westminster attack: social media unites #wearenotafraid #prayforlondon
World News: Social media users around the world have united in a show of support for the people of Britain following the terror attack in London that left at least three victims dead.
Cornish Pirates Set For 'Tricky Customer'
Cornwall News: They are playing Nottingham in a New Year's Eve clash
Nicole Kidman explains her Oscars 'seal clapping' was to protect a ring
Strange News: Nicole Kidman has explained her "awkward" seal-like clapping during the Oscars ceremony last month.