At the beginning of lockdown, a group of Malvern and Worcester residents started making and sewing scrubs and other PPE for the NHS. Now, in the light of latest government advice, they are busy sewing and selling face masks to raise money towards the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven.

The pink masks to represent the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven’s charity colour and come in different sizes to suit men, women and children. They also come in their own plastic bag for added hygiene. Each mask costs £5.00 with every penny of that going to the charity.

The ‘Marvellous Malvern Makers’ group was set up by Mandi Bradley, Kathy Leather and Deb Holt to create these essential items. Kathy says: “The Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven is a charity very close to the hearts of many of the Malvern Makers and its NHS Breast Care teams are phenomenal. We realise that by making these face masks (that everybody is now obliged to wear in certain situations), that we can also help fundraise for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven and the wonderful work it does supporting men and women in Worcestershire with their breast cancer diagnosis.

Elaine Scrafton from the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven charity team has been closely involved with Kathy and the Marvellous Malvern Makers to support this project and adds: “We are so grateful for everything Mandi, Deb, Kathy and the Marvellous Malvern Makers are doing. Kathy has long been a dedicated supporter of the Worcestershire Breast Unit and our charity, and we thank her and the team massively for this continued support. We all have to wear masks in certain places and situations, so let’s make them pink!”

Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven charity face masks are available to buy from Anja Potze Jewellers in Friar Street, Worcester, Barnards’s Green Post Office in Malvern, Tina Iacovelli’s shop in Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern, Isabella Rose in Pershore.

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