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Coronavirus: Harrogate charity selling face masks to raise money for mental health

Coronavirus: Harrogate charity selling face masks to raise money for mental health

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 15th July 2020. (Updated at 3:03pm 15th July 2020)

A Harrogate charity is selling reusable face masks to raise money for mental health.  

  • A Harrogate charity is selling reusable face masks to raise money for mental health.  
  • The masks have been donated to Mind in Harrogate  by a family who run a cafe and food shop in Pool  in Wharfedale.
  • It's ahead of face coverings being made compulsory in shops from 24th July.  

The masks have been donated by the Local Pantry Food Shop and Café in Pool in Wharfedale - to Mind in Harrogate.

It's ahead of face coverings being made compulsory in shops from 24th July.  

Money raised will help the charity continue to deliver food and medication to vulnerable people and provide a telephone support service to people with mental health issues.   

Suzie Hepworth, founder of the Local Pantry said:

"We have already distributed masks to colleagues, to suppliers and the farm shop industry. We have been delivering food throughout the lockdown to vulnerable shielding customers and protecting ourselves and fellow workers by wearing face masks. We now want our customers, their families and friends to wear them as well so we are selling our new Sunspel stock in the shop and by mail order and donating all proceeds to Mind in Harrogate."

Mind in Harrogate is an independent charity based at The Acorn Centre on Station Parade, Harrogate and supports people to maintain good mental health.  

CEO of the charity, Tina Chamberlain, said: 

"The mandatory wearing of face masks in shops and on transport is going to help protect us all from Covid-19 and we are really grateful that funds donated from the sales of these face masks is going to help protect some of the valuable services Mind in Harrogate can offer our community."

People wanting to purchase masks should contact office@mindinharrogate.org.uk or call 01423 503335.