Making face masks for care homes

After making face masks for my family and a care home, I have decided to continue making them to send to more care homes. 

As we all know, access to proper PPE is sadly not guaranteed and we are seeing shortages across the UK. The face mask pattern I am using has been designed so that there is enough space with the pleats and nose/chin darts for it to be worn over medical grade PPE masks, which can help to make them last a bit longer. These fabric masks can be washed and re-used (I am using tightly woven, 100% cotton). 

47832060_1588532298549219_r.jpegThe masks I've already made

It costs me around £2 to make one mask, and as much as I'd love to keep buying the fabric and thread myself, I do need a bit of help if I want to make some more. If anyone could spare just £2 I would be so so grateful; you're not going to Pret every morning to get your coffee right?!

Any additional money I raise, or money that I don't end up spending on face mask supplies will be donated to the NHS Charities Together fund. 


*The masks I am making are not rated for disease control. Most homemade face masks do not effectively filter small particles from the air and do not prevent leakage around the edge of the mask when the user inhales. When professional face masks are not available, healthcare personnel might use homemade masks for care of patients as a last resort. Nothing homemade will ever compare to medical grade PPE.*


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    • 5 £ 
    • 2 mos
  • James ÖReilly 
    • 20 £ 
    • 3 mos
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    • 5 £ 
    • 3 mos
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    • 5 £ 
    • 3 mos
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    • 10 £ 
    • 3 mos
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Jenny Shevlin 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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