Norfolk charity appeals for people to sew masks
Norfolk charity St Martins is appealing for donations of homemade cloth face masks to give to homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk.
The charity launched the appeal in the summer and received dozens of donations of masks. These have all been distributed and the charity is asking for more.
Head of Communications Helen Baldry said, “As masks are mandatory in shops and increasingly in public places, we are in need of more face coverings to give the people we support. We encourage them to be washed and reused. St Martins supports homeless people in numerous settings, including hostels, residential care and in the community. At any one time we support around 200 people so demand for reusable masks is high.”
There are many styles of face coverings available and patterns can be found on the internet. St Martins welcomes donations of 2 ply masks to fit adults made of washable fabric that can be fastened with elasticated ear loops. Bed sheets and cotton shirt material is ideal. The mask should cover the nose, mouth and chin.
Masks can be posted to:
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
If you are need of any fabric to make masks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address the charity can post some to you.
For more information about St Martins visit www.stmartinshousing.org.uk