Ugley Mask Company donates 950 face coverings to Uttlesford Foodbank and Mountfitchet House Care Home
A couple who set up a business making protective face masks at the start of the coronavirus pandemic have donated hundreds to Uttlesford Foodbank and Stansted's Mountfitchet House Care Home.
Husband and wife Craig and Jo Osborne used their experience in the fashion industry to launch Ugley Mask Company in July 2020, making use of their home village in their branding.
They have established a steady stream of customers – and it was one of those clients who gave them the idea of helping out the care home.
"Our customer came to pick up her order, and I was chatting to her and she said she worked at Mountfitchet House, so I asked if they needed masks for the staff," said Jo.
"So many people on the front line are doing amazing work and we felt we should be donating masks to these people, so we ended up giving 100 masks to the care home and have had lovely feedback from them."
They then approached Saffron Walden-based Uttlesford Foodbank, donating 800 masks for inclusion in food parcels, plus another 50 for its volunteer workers.
Jo said they are keen to hear from other care homes in the area in need of masks.