The Hut Group launches £10m coronavirus support package for vulnerable communities

Matthew Moulding 2017

Online retail giant The Hut Group (THG) has established a £10m coronavirus aid package to support vulnerable communities, key workers and emergency services.

Half of the cash will be spent in Manchester, where THG is based, and the rest will be directed elsewhere in the UK and to the etailer’s international markets.

THG will make an immediate donation of £1m, split between the Manchester Lord Mayor’s and Greater Manchester Mayor’s charities, which will assist in addressing problems such as homelessness.

The other £4m comprises “critical products and services, which are currently in acute shortage across the world”, which will be distributed to groups such as frontline NHS staff and affected communities overseas in markets where THG trades.

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