The Hut Group pledges 25 tonnes of protection equipment to NHS

The Manchester-based cosmetics and wellness brand owner hopes to support healthcare workers in its local area

British brand owner The Hut Group (THG) is preparing to donate 25 tonnes of protective equipment to health care workers in the Manchester area.

The maker of Espa and Illamasqua said the first batch of the 3.5 million essential items will be shipped out this week.

Worth £2m, the shipments include 150,000 face masks, 950,000 surgical gloves and 184,000 face shields.

The donation follows THG's announcement in March detailing how it plans to use the £10m donation to help tackle the pandemic.

Based in Manchester, THG has donated £5m to support frontline causes in its local area.

Matthew Moulding, founder and CEO of THG, said: “NHS and frontline workers are doing an outstanding and vital job to protect people in the UK.

"It is only right that we play our part and utilise THG’s global network to source, buy and donate essential personal protective equipment (PPE).

"We want to show our appreciation and play our part in helping keep them safe."

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