Asylum-seekers in Cork will take to Patrick Street tomorrow afternoon to give away free masks.
The Singh family, made up of Raminder, Kaur, Gursewak, Sandeep and Gurcharran Singh, are a well-known family here in Cork.
The Singh family arrived in Ireland in 2018 and are seeking asylum here.
They are currently living in the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre.
The Singh family will set up on Patrick Street tomorrow at 12.30pm to give away free masks in a bid to support the fight against COVID-19.
Mother and daughter Kaur and Sandeep have been busy sewing masks for the last month and the family are keen to see them put to good use by giving them to members of the public.
Speaking about the give-away, Raminder Singh said, as is popular in Sikh culture, he and his family were keen to lend a helping hand during these testing times.
“The core belief of the Sikh religion is divine unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in seva (selfless service) and striving for justice for the benefit and prosperity of all,” said Raminer.
“Therefore we want to help people during these trying times by helping everyone to stay safe.
“My wife and daughter have been sewing masks, which we now want to donate to the people of Cork, as a sign of our respect and our gratefulness,” he added.
The Singhs will be on Patrick Street across from Penny’s from 12.30pm onwards until the masks have all been donated.