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2,000 Face Coverings and 1,000 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Donated by Syngenta

Syngenta
16.07.2020

The Welcome Centre Warehouse Manager Dave Woodward recieving resources from Carl Sykes of Syngenta 

A donation of 2,000 face coverings and 1,000 pint sized bottles of hand sanitizer were despatched out to COVID-19 volunteer support services by Syngenta in Huddersfield.

The first donation of hand sanitizer was made back in April at the start of the lockdown phase and with the wearing of face coverings now being made mandatory by the Government (in shops and on public transport), the Company have donated 2,000 washable face coverings, as well as more hand sanitizer. The resources were distributed to Community Leaders in the local Huddersfield area, who are leading the welfare and care support for those in most need through Mutual Aid groups.

A batch of hand sanitizer and 1,000 face coverings were made available directly to The Welcome Centre Food Bank (and More) in Huddersfield. Marketing Manager, Emma Greenough said “More of our volunteers are returning back to The Welcome Centre after a period of shielding or self-isolation so these masks donated by Syngenta will help support their safe return. Alongside this, all clients will soon receive a reusable mask in their food pack. This means they are not faced with additional costs of purchasing the masks and we are supporting our clients to keep themselves safe.” In June alone, The Welcome Centre provided 1,161 grocery packs, supporting 738 people, including 217 children and their families.