Homemade face masks helping to raise money for mental health charity
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A group of volunteers have been raising money for a mental health charity by selling homemade masks.
Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery on Mill Street is owned by Julie Steeples and she was inspired to start the project by a customer and friend who was in need of some company.
The small group first started sewing in May and they sell the face masks for £3.50, with half of the proceeds going to the mental health charity Mind.
Julie said they decided to donate to Mind as they believed it was a ‘poignant’ charity, given the impact the pandemic continues to have on people’s mental health.
The sewers hope to raise £1000 and are more than halfway there, having sold around 350 masks so far.
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If you are interested in purchasing a mask, you can visit the shop on Mill Street. They are open 10am-2pm, Monday to Saturday or you can ring Julie on 01395 513209.
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