Staffordshire Freemason Adrian Yearsley has been able to take possession of around 27,000 face masks, which have been distributed mainly to foodbanks in Staffordshire
The Secretary of Staffordshire Freemasons Dr Matt Gibbons spent some time researching foodbanks and arranging distribution according to the size of the operation.
The below were delivered.
- Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank — 4,000 masks
- Wilson Keys Court (residential home) Rugeley — 200 masks
- Cheadle Foodbank — 1,300 masks
- Rugeley Foodbank — 1,300 Masks
- Tamworth Foodbank — 1,300 Masks
- Cannock and District Foodbank — 3,000 Masks
- Newcastle Foodbank — 2,500 Masks
- Stafford & Surrounds Community Support — 1,300 Masks
- House of Bread Stafford — 1,300 Masks
- Rising Brook Foodbank — 1,300 Masks
- Stone Community Hub Foodbank — 1,300 Masks
- Albrighton Food Bank — 1,300 Masks
- Kingsway Foodbank — 150 Masks
- The Well Wolverhampton — 2,000 Masks
- Leek Community Cupboard — 1,300 Masks
- Lichfield Foodbank — 1,300 Masks
Finally, in light of the current situation in Leicester, 2,000 masks were given to the Freemasons of Leicestershire and Rutland, these have been distributed to two foodbanks within the affected area. The masks were delivered by a team of volunteers to the individual organisations.
The masks were originally collected by Freemason Carl Norman from premises in Middlesex.
A big thank goes to Jigar Vyas, Director of JV Associates Consulting Limited, Manchester, who donated the masks.