Ultrafilter Medical – the Ross-on-Wye manufacturer of Type IIR medical facemasks – has pledged £2000 to the recently launched Help for Refugees Appeal, organised by the Herefordshire Community Foundation, that’s committed to raising funds for the 2.5 million people who have recently fled Ukraine.

Money received by the Help for Refugees Appeal will be used to fund the transport of essential goods from Herefordshire to where they are needed with any residual money going towards the resettlement of refugees from Ukraine within Herefordshire.

Dean Kronsbein, founder and chairman of Ultrafilter Medical and owner of Ultrafilter Group, said, “Like most people, I have been extremely moved by recent global events. The humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in front of our eyes is deeply concerning and I wanted to do whatever I could. The Help for Refugees Appeal is a great way for local people to donate much needed funds securely and with the confidence that all their money will get to precisely where it’s needed.”

It is hoped that the pledge from Ultrafilter Medical will encourage more people to donate to the Help for Refugees Appeal and in turn support the men, women, children, families and communities who have all been deeply impacted by war.

Frank Myers MBE, chairman of Herefordshire Community Foundation said, “I am extremely pleased that our latest inward investor Ultrafilter Medical has chosen to back our campaign with a generous donation and to kick start this worthy and urgent cause. I hope that the Herefordshire business community will choose to follow this lead and help us generate the much-needed funds.”

The Herefordshire Community Foundation has over 20 years’ experience providing a secure channel for charitable donations. Working with donors, the Government and national organisations, the foundation ensures money reaches deserving causes.

To support the campaign, visit The Herefordshire Community Foundation website: https://www.herefordshirecf.org.