Advice on the use of face covers has changed and it is now recommended that individuals cover their faces when out in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Craggs Energy, a local Heating Oil and Red Diesel supplier have sprung into action and produced an initial 200 face covers which have been distributed to local customers and Lancashire based radio station Ribble FMs COVID-19 support programme.
Lee Roe, Ribble FM Director & Station Manager at said:
“Craggs Energy has donated 50 face covers which are designed to be used when out and about, they conform to government specifications for shielding masks and are designed to be worn when shopping etc, these are totally free and available to those who require this protection the most.
There are so many people who just don’t get looked after these days but with the generosity of local companies like Craggs Energy and the exposure from Ribble FM together we are looking to change that.”
Chris Bingham, CEO at Craggs Energy said:
“As keyworkers, we have adapted the way we work and our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, their families and our whole community. We are determined to help as best we can and give something back.
With the help of local textile machinists Luna Textiles, Craggs Energy already produced a water removal device called a TankSponge and we decided to engage this resource to start making the face covers.
All of the face covers we have produced are free of charge and we are looking to supply two per customer with an instructional leaflet on how best to use.”
As well as this, Craggs Energy has also made a £1,000 donation to Overgate Hospice, a local charity who provide care for those in the Calderdale community facing the end of their life.
“A number of charities are struggling with donations at this time and it’s important that local organisations and people work together to keep the community spirit up and help out when they can.”
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Craggs Energy has begun the production of an additional 1,000 which will be distributed by their fuel delivery drivers to their customer base.
If you would like any more information or you are a local organisation, like Ribble FM who are a base for donations who could benefit from a stock of ‘face covers’ then please get in touch with the team by emailing email@example.com.