A family-run business is selling t-shirts to raise cash to support a hospital charity.
Images 2000 in Hanley Market is a printing service run by husband and wife Andrew and Adele Wagg.
The stall has had to close down due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, but Penkhull couple Andrew and Adele wanted to use their expertise to raise funds for the University Hospitals of North Midlands Charity.
The charity works with Royal Stoke University Hospital in Hartshill and County Hospital in Stafford to provide funds to enable the hospitals to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, as well as other items to improve patient care.
Adele, aged 26, said they were keen to raise money for such a ‘worthy cause.’
She said: “To do our part we are trying to raise money for UHNM Charity in a bid to help their fight against Covid-19.
“We want to try and raise as much as we can for a worthy cause.”
Her husband Andrew, aged 56, added: “NHS staff are doing an incredible job right now. I think a lot of us take for granted just how hard they work.”
Images 2000 was launched in January 2000 and prints designs on items such as T-shirts, mugs, phone covers and various other gifts.
Andrew said they will be working from home to make their usual orders, as well as the charity T-shirts.
He added: “We will be closing but people can still contact us through Facebook. The only thing we will be missing out on is passing trade, which under current conditions, we haven’t really been seeing a lot of.
“We are trying to find the positive in this. We want to try and raise money for a really good cause.”
The T-shirts come in a range of designs, with one including John Lennon and the words ‘No need for greed or hunger’ and ‘A brotherhood of man’. Andrew said: “We were inspired by people who are fighting over food in the supermarkets. Everyone is just horrified at their behaviour, so we wanted to take that and turn it into something good.
“We will be setting up a marketplace on Facebook and we will sell them on there. If people are interested, we could post them or they could be collected sensibly, bearing in mind social distancing.”
If you want to get involved, the T-shirts cost £9.99 and all profits will go to UHNM Charity. You can find out more on Images 2000’s Facebook page.