Clothing firm’s big donation to Fleece4Greece

Xamax, the leading supplier of branded clothing based in Wakefield, has shown its support for the 10th time to SKT Welfare, the UK registered charity, by donating over �3,000 of clothing for their project Fleece4Greece.
Xamax, the leading supplier of branded clothing based in Wakefield, has shown its support for the 10th time to SKT Welfare, the UK registered charity, by donating over �3,000 of clothing for their project Fleece4Greece.

Xamax has donated £3,000 worth of warm clothing to the Fleece4Greece humanitarian project.

It is the 10th time the Ossett firm has supported organisers SKT Welfare who are concerned about the winter ahead for refugees.

Since 2013 the branded clothing specialist has donated more than £15,000 worth of goods - including t-shirts, hoodies and trousers - to the charity enabling them to deliver aid to those in Syria.

Xamax’s latest donation marks the first time that SKT Welfare has provided relief to refugees on the Greek Island of Lesbos in response to the current and ongoing crisis.

Xamax workers spent four hours packing a large container full of clothes including an additional 3,000 gloves, 3,000 socks and 3,000 hats which had been bought in. The container was then shipped to Greece where volunteers from SKT Welfare will distribute its contents to refugees travelling to Europe.

Xamax managing director Graham Thompson said: “SKT Welfare is an organisation that has become very close to our hearts, which is why we have continued to support them with clothing donations.

“Recently the charity’s focus has shifted to support the record number of refugees that are fleeing Syria and crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. What a lot of people do not realise is that Lesbos, where many of these refugees are, experience harsh winter conditions and that this presents a real threat to their wellbeing. We’re pleased to help with the provision of warm clothing.”

SKT Welfare trustee Asif Hussain said: “We noticed that there was a gaping hole in humanitarian provisions in Europe to protect against the colder weather. We hope this will go some way to meeting the demand.”

See www.sktwelfare.org.