Family to hand out free face mask in Cork this weekend

Family to hand out free face mask in Cork this weekend

The Singh family will be handing out free face masks on Patrick's Street.

The Singh family will be giving out free, hand-made face masks to the people of Cork this weekend.

The family of five are currently living in Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre and regularly hand out face masks in the city centre, in what a family friend has described as “a way to help Irish people”.

In order to offer some help to the people of Cork during the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole family has come together to make more face masks, which they will be distributing to passers-by on Patrick's Street on 4 October.

With cases increasing in Cork, father of the family, Raminder Singh said that the gesture is an attempt to help the people of Cork in adhering to public health guidelines and to “make everybody safe”.

The face masks are hand-made by the family, who are currently facing deportation after three years in Ireland.

Mother, Harinder makes the facemasks with the help of the family.
Mother, Harinder makes the facemasks with the help of the family.

Youngest son, Gurcharan who plays cricket for Cork Harlequins and daughter Sandeep, who is training to be a beautician, both help out with the making of masks along with their older brother and talented tabla player, Gursewak.

The making and distribution of the face masks offers a distraction to the family who are fighting to stay in Ireland. 

The Singh's currently have over 2,5000 signatures on a petition which was set up on their behalf in a bid to keep the family in Ireland.

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