Homemade face masks raise over £2,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Homemade face masks raise over £2,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Published by Jack Deery at 11:59am 23rd July 2020.

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Charlotte Bell set up a mask tree in Firsdown and Winterslow, letting it run for 7 weeks.

She spent that time making over 1000 masks for people to come and pick off the "tree" outside her home, while being asked to make a small donation. 

Thanks to the Firsdown and Winterslow communities, Charlotte managed to raise £2107.73 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. 

After a big cheque handover on Monday (20th July), the charity have said a huge thank you to Charlotte and anyone who got involved and donated.

Charlotte said:

"Before the mask tree I helped sew scrubs and scrub bags with Salisbury Makers hub. It started Slowly but word got around and the last three weeks were manic! I delivered to people shielding. With teaching duties increased 1st June was the last day and that week alone over 400 masks were made.

£2107 was an unbelievable target and I was humbled at the huge support and generosity of Firsdown and Winterslow locals."


The Tisbury Miracle Makers are another group who have been making masks and PPE for frontline workers. 

The group have also been selling some for charity, with their money going to the Stars Appeal. 

Over £5000 has now been raised, with the group planning to continue their work. 

Tisbury Miracle Makers face masks
The group have been making masks all the way through lockdown

You can find out more about their cause by going to the Tisbury Miracle Makers Facebook page.

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