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Supporter’s face masks raise hundreds for the Hospice

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Supporter’s face masks raise hundreds for the Hospice

“I made 185 fabric face masks for friends and family. I started by making myself, my husband and mum one, then a few friends wanted one, so it spiraled from there.

“I wanted to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice (see below for why) and thought this could be a good way to put my skills to use and help others. As I was on furlough from work, I made this my project during my babies nap time.

“I posted my progress on social media and I had a steady amount of orders, until it was made mandatory to wear one in shops. I had 40 orders in one day and then my sewing machine broke. Luckily my friend lent me hers, and I was able to keep up with the orders over the weekends and evenings, when my husband finished work and was able to look after our daughter.

“As my furlough is coming to an end and August will become busier, I decided to finish my project, raising £909.00 in total.

“I lost my dad, Anthony King, on 25th May 2020. He battled cancer for two years and during lockdown quickly declined. He went to West Suffolk Hospital and then St Nicholas Hospice for a short period. I wasn’t able to see dad for the last two months of his life because of lockdown. St Nicholas Hospice were always happy to talk on the phone, pass on messages to him from us, and were there as support when he passed away. The chaplain visited dad several times. She gave mum and dad a knitted heart, and she was with us after he passed away. This was such a personal touch to us as a family. We are grateful to the hospice for making dads last weeks comfortable and the support we were offered after.”

Charlotte, thank you so much for your dedication and support.