22nd Oct, 2020

Malvern Council's challenge to residents to sew 300 face coverings for Here2Help volunteers

PEOPLE across Malvern are being urged to make face coverings to donate to community volunteers who are supporting the vulnerable during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Malvern Hills District Council is hoping residents will rise to the challenge and make 300 coverings to donate to Here2Help – a campaign led by the county council.

The volunteers have been delivering much-needed supplies and medication to those self-isolating in Worcestershire, as well as helping with childcare, looking after pets and transport.

The district council also wants people to donate fabric, buttons and threads so they can be used to make scrubs.

A tutorial video explaining how to make masks is available on YouTube and people are being urged to email Malvern Hills District Council for more information on how to donate face coverings.

The Government has advised people to consider wearing masks in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible and when they come into contact with people they do not normally meet.

They will also be compulsory in shops in England from Friday.

Evidence suggests wearing a face covering protects those people come into close contact with.

Malvern Hills District Council leader Coun Sarah Rouse said: “Our selfless volunteers have gone above and beyond to help others during these unprecedented times.

“We are asking those who can, to make and donate face coverings which will be given to volunteers when carrying out much-needed duties.”

Here is the tutorial video on how to make a face covering.

Email communityservices@malvernhills.gov.uk for more information on how to donate the face coverings.

Go to gov.uk for more information on how to wear a face covering correctly.

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