Asda donation pays for 250,000 face masks for care homes across the UK

May 20, 2020
Asda donates face masks and care packs to care homes

We're donating 250,000 medical grade face masks to care homes in our local communities over the next few weeks.

Our community champions up and down the country have already started handing them out on behalf of their stores to help protect care workers and vulnerable residents.

In Merthyr Tydfil our community champion Sarah Williams has donated face masks to four local care homes: Fredrick House, Plasnewydd, Ty Cwm and Greenhill Manor.

Lydia, the manager of Cornelia Manor care home, called in at our Isle of Wight store to collect a donation of face masks and hamper of treats for the care home staff from the store's community champion Clare Jones.

Clare said: "Both donations were very gratefully received! Cornelia Manor is one of the care homes that we visit at Christmas and Easter with chocolates from our colleagues so its really nice to be able to show them support now during these difficult times."

Cheryl Gillon, our community champion at Asda Golborne, invited Karen Alford, home manager at Golborne House into store to collect the face masks.

Cheryl said: "Karen and her staff are very grateful. Thank you Asda Foundation for making this possible."

Cheryl also donated face masks to Ashwood Court care home and Lime House care home in Lowton.

Doris Masu from Lindale Residential Home popped into our Small Heath store to collect four boxes of face masks donated by the store:

The home looks after residents with various needs including dementia, learning disabilities, hearing impaired, deafness and visual impairment.

Amy Openshaw, the community champion at our Clacton-on-Sea store, handed over 150 disposable face masks to Kausar, manager of Corner House Care Home.

Amy said: "During this difficult time Kausar has found it incredibly challenging to get enough PPE to keep her colleagues safe, so we feel very proud to be able to help in this way."

Here's Gaynor Winstanley, the community champion at our St Helens store, donating 200 face masks to Eccleston Court Care Home in St Helens:

Jeff from Belong Wigan, a non-profitable care home, called in to collect a hamper full of tea, coffee, treats for their staff and 300 face masks from our Wigan store's community champion Charlene Frodsham:

Cedar Mews Care Home and Hadrian House both received donations of face masks from Asda Thurmaston:

Rosie from Hilltop Care Home collected 400 face masks donated by Asda Reddish:

Here's Simon Harron, the community champion at our Enniskillen store, presenting face masks to Christine from the Millverne residential nursing home:

Simon also donated masks on behalf of the store to County Care Home and Graan Nursing Home.

Steve, the general store manager at Asda Taunton, donated face masks for local care home Lavender Court:

Sharon Fenn, the community champion at our Telford store, presented face masks to Cartlidge House in Oakengates and The Villa care home in Madeley.

She said: "They were delighted with their donation of sweet treats and take-a-well-earned break hampers that I made up for them to put in their staff rest rooms, and most grateful for hand cream! How hard these wonderful people are working to care for our elderly community under such difficult circumstances."

And colleagues at our Worcester store donated six boxes of face masks which were greatly appreciated by care workers at Revolution House. "They were so happy!" said the store's community champion Lynda Buzza.

Donating face masks is just one of the ways Asda is supporting the valuable work care homes do in our local communities. Read more here.

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