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Ripon & Leeds: Wrapped up warm

04 January 2013

A WELCOME and practical gift to St George's Crypt, in Leeds (Ripon & Leeds), before Christmas, came from Damart, the manufacturers, based in Bingley, of thermal underwear and outerwear, using their patented Thermolactyl man-made fibre.

The volunteers, such as Kirsten McArthur (left), and the Crypt Chaplain, the Revd Steve Dye (second from right), were delighted when Damart produced a large quantity of warm clothing for the Crypt's clients, such as Jonathan Dickinson (second from left).

The Crypt, which originated in the basement of St George's, provides care and support for 100 homeless and destitute people every day. Its PR director, Martin Paterson, said how grateful they were. "It's such practical support as the weather gets colder, and, sadly, we are being called to accommodate 50 per cent more people than at this time last year."

The marketing director of Damart, John Bottomley (right), said that the company was delighted to support such an important charity, and looked forward to doing it "on an ongoing basis".

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