Community face mask supplier raises funds for Caremark franchise

Caremark Thanet

A Caremark franchise based in Kent has been awarded a cheque by a local face mask supplier for “going above and beyond” during the pandemic.

Starting in August and following the announcement that face coverings must be worn in shops and on public transport, Keith Edwards of Edwards Embroidery and Trevor Kenney of Trews Workwear introduced an initiative to put something back into the community.

They decided to supply face coverings free of charge to local businesses and organisations in exchange for a voluntary donation, with all funds raised going to Caremark Thanet.

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Keith and Trevor said they were “extremely impressed” with Caremark’s care and support workers, who “have gone above and beyond their job descriptions” to ensure that vulnerable people in the community were safe and well looked after.

At the end of the promotion period, the business partners were able to present a cheque to Caremark Thanet managing director Garry Costain (pictured left) for the sum of £750.

Thanking local businesses for their donations, Keith and Trevor said: “No matter how small or large the donation was, without the support of the community this would not have been possible.”

In February 2020, Garry and Jayne Costain, the owners of Caremark Thanet, won the Special Contribution Award at Caremark’s annual conference for being “fantastic brand ambassadors” and “champions of excellent care”, as well as continuously investing in and rewarding staff.

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