The Spalding Community Mask Hub at their stall on Spalding Market.

Mask group raises hundreds for charity

A group of volunteers who’ve been creating face masks to keep people safe took to Spalding Market on Saturday – and even raised money for charity.

The Spalding Community Mask Hub started making them for carers during the lockdown and has continued to create them for others.

All they ask for in return is donations to the charities they support.

And to reach more people, last Saturday they took a stall on the market.

The group’s Freda Ball, said: “We wanted to ensure that everyone had a mask which they felt comfortable wearing, and that a person’s safety was not based on their ability to afford one.

“Approximately 500 cloth masks were on offer free of charge, with donations welcomed for Agapecare Foodbank, a charitable project of the Lighthouse Church who we’re thankful for helping with the stall.

“The community were very complimentary of the masks, and donated a massive £315.79 on the day.”

Freda also had a mask tree on her front garden where the public could pick up a mask for many weeks, and she’s raised about £340 for Rainbow Africa in Zambia and Agapecare Foodbank.

Leave a Reply