A stitch in time! MP gets behind St Leonards Makers mask-making effort

Proving she’s a dab hand with a needle and thread local MP Sally-Ann Hart spent a morning last week helping make face masks for local hospitals.

MP Sally-Ann Hart proves she knows her way round a sewing machine.

Mrs Hart, joined the St Leonards Makers to help with their mammoth effort to make face coverings and masks for hospitals including The Conquest, Rye and Bexhill.

These masks are for patients and visitors so that the PPE prescribed masks are saved for the frontline staff who need them.

“It was great to go along to St Anne’s Church in Hollington to help support the St Leonards Makers,” Mrs art said later.

“They are doing a vital job in providing these masks to patients and visitors at our hospitals. They have undertaken a mammoth task and to date have produced over 10,000 masks. Vivienne and her team are a true inspiration to the town, and I cannot thank them enough for their hard and dedicated work.”

The 10,000 masks already made out of old pillowcases and pieces of fabric have gone to local organisations including Surviving the Streets, St Michael’s Hospice and A1 Carers.

“I was thrilled to spend a morning with these inspirational women and do my bit by helping to produce a few masks myself. I would encourage anyone who can donate fabric and time to please get in touch with the St Leonards Makers and help them in their great work, as we all come together to fight off the Covid19 virus,” said Mrs Hart.

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