Huddersfield company donates over 1,500 face masks to the homeless

A Huddersfield company has donated over 1,500 face masks to the homeless.

MasksUK, based on Red Doles Lane, handed out face coverings to several charities across Halifax, Huddersfield, Brighouse and Leeds on October 10 – World Homeless Day.

The kind-hearted gesture was made in conjunction with the #Masks4all campaign, which calls for everybody to wear a face mask where needed in order to protect each other.

Director of MasksUK, Helen Bailey, handed bundles of face coverings to Calderdale SmartMove, Mission Huddersfield, Focus4Hope, Simon on the Streets and Canopy Housing.

The masks were donated for use by both volunteers of the charities and the homeless, who will receive them as part of care packages.

The reusable masks can be washed up to 100 times and boast a nanotechnology cotton to prevent water droplets, germs and bacteria penetrating the outer layer.

A spokesperson for the company said: “At MasksUK we believe that everyone should have access to a face mask and have the right be protected.

“As October 10 was World Homeless Day, and World Mental Health Day, we spoke to a few local charities and spent the morning delivering over 1,500 masks.”

MasksUK forms part of the Huddersfield Textiles Ltd group, which has been supplying cloth in the region since 1869.

And despite the pressure placed on businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the company confirmed they have recently employed three permanent members of staff, as well as “many more” temporary workers.

YorkshireLive – Halifax