A COUNTY Durham uniform supply company is selling t-shirts and mugs to raise money for the NHS.

Uniform Supplies, a Durham-based printing and embroidery business, is working with the County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust charity.

It will be selling t-shirts, mugs and other items to raise money to try and replace the income that will be lost because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The charity has had to cancel many of its fundraising events, including a gala dinner, golf days, fun runs and skydives.

It is hoping this initiative will help raise money to ensure NHS staff get the care they need to minimise the mental health impact of the crisis.

All proceeds from sales will go to the charity.

Alison Hylton, director of Uniform Supplies and Dub66 Apparel said: “We will do all we can by using our resources to fundraise for this amazing charity and hopefully we can make up for some of their lost funding."

Pat Chambers , charity manager, said: “ This is a great idea and we can’t thank Uniform Supplies enough. We appreciate all the help we can get in this uncertain time.”

The foundation trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England with 7,000 staff, serving a population of around 650,000 people in the region, and relies on the support of donations and fundraising events.

For further information on the charity go to www.cddft.nhs.uk and to purchase items please visit www.dub66apparel.co.uk