We are a local group of volunteers (called Frontline Facemasks) who are sewing approved pattern facemasks for our frontline workers. These are specifically for workers with little to no protective equipment who are often overlooked, working in the support services that are keeping our country going during this Coronavirus pandemic.
These include workers in: Residential Care Homes; Home Carers, Delivery Drivers, Teachers, Nursery Workers, Bin Men, Bus Drivers, Pharmacies.
This list is not exhaustive, and masks will be provided to any keyworker in services that have a need for them.
We have a very well organised team of volunteers sewing and coordinating the supply and distribution of the masks through our Facebook group, if you would like to see what we are doing have a look here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467640273410730/
We have already sent out hundreds of masks to those in desperate need. As the demand for these grows, we are unable to keep going without the kindness and generosity of donations. We have created a list of materials needed, which can be found in the files on the right hand side of our Facebook group page. Materials include threads, fabrics, elastic fasteners, bendable ties, bias binding, fabric protector.