Bradford-based Dominion Print has helped to equip a local charity, Inn Churches, for vital community work in the coming months following the donation of 250 reusable face coverings manufactured at the company’s printing facility in Bankfoot.
Dominion recently launched Let’s Face It, a new service printing bespoke branded face masks, with a promise to donate a percentage of the revenue each month to a different charitable cause. Located near to Dominion’s factory, Inn Churches was selected as the first beneficiary, taking delivery of new PPE for hundreds of volunteers from 20 churches and the wider community as they provide practical support to some of the city’s most vulnerable people. The charity works to prevent and relieve poverty with the provision of emergency and other accommodation, advice and assistance for the homeless and vulnerably housed.
Gary Peacock, centre manager at Inn Churches, said: “Inn Churches work throughout the year, but winter is our busiest and most critical period. This year, autumn and winter is going to be incredibly challenging as we cope with the impact of the pandemic. Dominion’s donation will make a huge difference and we are very grateful for their support. We are very pleased with the face coverings – they have air vents and they are also machine washable, so they will be a very useful long-term resource.”
Verity Clark, director at Dominion Print, said: “With the onset of a second wave of Coronavirus, winter is going to be a difficult time for everyone, but especially for homeless and vulnerable people. The work of the volunteers at Inn Churches will be more important than ever this year and we are delighted to be able to offer something to help their efforts.”
The community support offered by Inn Churches includes winter shelters providing beds in a different partner church each week during the coldest months of the year. Referred by agencies around Bradford, the guests receive a friendly welcome and emotional support, a hot meal each night, a warm bed, and breakfast in the morning. Requiring around twelve volunteers each night to run its winter shelter provision, the charity always welcomes new volunteers and provides full training.