UAP is Protecting the North West with Free PPE During Delta Variant Spread
Published on 9 June, 2021Latest News
2021 marks 25 years since UAP began, and we’ve enjoyed a lot of success over this time. To say thank you and give back to the community that makes us great, we’re making a new pledge to help the North West as the Delta variant of COVID-19 has begun to spread.
We began producing and manufacturing our own PPE during the pandemic last year when supplies in the UK were critically low, and at Christmas time we donated a large portion of it to local charities that needed a bit of extra help. A variety of charities, schools and local businesses received our PPE to help them operate safely as National restrictions were beginning to lift, including Coffee 4 Craig, Barnabus, Lifeshare, Whitefield Primary School, Casalingo, and more.
Now that we’re again facing the spread of a new variant and cases are creeping up, it’s time to get proactive and help the community again.
We’re now donating to the North West’s Emmaus charities, who work hard to end homelessness across South Manchester, Bolton, Mossley, Preston and Salford, and Bolton Hospice, helping patients with life-limiting illnesses for free. Thanks to our PPE manufacturing resources, we can supply facemasks for adults and children, hand sanitizers, and visors.
We will also be making our second PPE donation to local Mosques, this time to 20 different Mosques across Bury, Prestwich, Bolton, Cheetham Hill, Blackburn, Ramsbottom, Manchester, Rusholme and the Worsley area. Last July, we sent free PPE to a Bury Mosque to help them celebrate Eid al-Adha in safety, which included adult and child face masks and hand sanitizers.
At UAP, we take our social responsibility as a company very seriously. We don’t just operate to make a profit, and despite our huge growth over the last 25 years, we see ourselves fundamentally as a local business and a part of the Bury community. We believe that everyone who needs PPE for their safety should have access to it, whether or not they can afford it. The North West has been hit badly by Covid time and time again, and businesses like ourselves that have the means to do so must step in to help.