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BESTSELLER FOUNDATION BEHIND DONATION OF 100,000 TEST KITS

Anders Holch Povlsen, CEO and Owner of BESTSELLER, confirms that BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is the organisation behind the, until now, anonymous donation of 100,000 COVID-19 antibody test kits to the Capital Region of Denmark. ​​​​​​​

During the past couple of days, an anonymous donation of 100,000 antibody test kits to The Capital Region of Denmark has led to a lot of speculation among the Danish media.

Now, Anders has stepped forward to confirm that BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is the donor of the 100,000 test kits produced by a Chinese medical company.  

In a press release from 'Region hovedstaden' Anders says:

"With this donation – or other donations for that matter – we have never wanted to give any attention to neither BESTSELLER nor myself. What we wanted was to contribute to the important research on COVID-19 immunity, which is why we decided to offer the 100,000 antibody test kits so that hospitals could get started testing their medical staff. In the light of the current media speculations involving stories about secret Chinese donations, we have now decided to step forward.” 

Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, Chairman of the Regional Council adds: 

"I am happy that we can now put all these speculations behind us and instead concentrate on the project and gain more insight into this insidious virus. In this context, we are of course grateful that this donation, which was provided early in the process, gave us the opportunity to quickly start testing staff members and thereby researching how COVID-19 develops." 


BESTSELLER FOUNDATION and COVID-19
 

The BESTSELLER FOUNDATION has additionally donated 30,000 masks (10,000 N95 masks + 20,000 surgical face masks) and 20,025 enhanced protective coveralls.

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) have received USD 500,000 for their work in the wake of COVID-19, read more here and today, BESTSELLER FOUNDATION has announced that they are committing USD 250,000 to fund several initiatives in vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and India in the wake of COVID-19. Read more about this here.

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The BESTSELLER Foundation

The BESTSELLER FOUNDATION’s work is made possible by the efforts of our BESTSELLER colleagues in previous years, as BESTSELLER A/S has been donating funds to BESTSELLER FOUNDATION in years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. These funds allow the BESTSELLER FOUNDATION to carry out our activities; supporting projects & initiatives and investing in businesses primarily in India and East Africa for social progress targeted at low-income populations and for the protection of the environment. 

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