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Masks make a difference to charity donations

STRODE’S donated masks have been flying off the shelves as government changes rules on mask-wearing in shops.

Strode Park Foundation, a charity based in Kent has been selling non-medical masks in return for donations, to raise money for their charity that cares for children and adults with disabilities. The masks have been donated by a group of ladies including Carol, Ana and Lisa who live in Herne and Faversham. The terrific trio have been making the masks throughout the pandemic.

The charity has been asking for a reasonable donation for the masks and have been astounded by how much people have been willing to donate for them and just how quickly they have sold. On the first day of the new rule change being announced the charity sold out in both their online store and their charity shop based in Herne.

The masks are fabric and are not medical grade but do fall in line with the new governmental requirements for the pandemic, to wear a mask when in a shop that were released on 14 July. They are not only a necessity now, but they also come in multiple funky unique designs that make wearing masks look great.

Karen Jeal, Director of Fundraising and Communications said, “We are incredibly grateful for the team of women who have supported our charity by making and donating these masks for us to sell, they have been a great way to help us raise vital funds when so many of our usual incomes have had to be cancelled this year due to the lockdown. It really has made a difference.”

Due to the success of their masks Strode Park Foundation is now asking the public if there is anyone else who is able to help make more masks for them to sell as the demand is over exceeding what they are able to supply currently. If you can help out please call 01227 373292 or email