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Corinne McManus & Ben Roberts raised £9,458 from 192 supporters


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raised of £10,000 target by 192 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,458 to buy fabric, supplies and costs of voluntarily producing face masks for essential workers whose jobs have become extraordinarily challenging.

    Funded on Sunday, 8th August 2021

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    Collective in South East London making fabulous funky free washable face masks for key workers whose jobs have become extraordinarily challenging.

    People with what were considered until very recently as normal under-valued jobs have found themselves to be key workers facing extraordinary challenges, that they never signed up or were trained for.

    Corinne McManus has been running her textile design company, Atom Designs, for over 30 years providing prints to fashion and sports brands around the world. Even before the lockdown occurred, her company, reliant on international travel, was one of the first to feel clients closing their doors to all visitors. But instead of hanging her head she got busy, taking the 100s of spare unique fabric samples that they had and started transforming them into free colourful patterned face masks for key workers or whatever you want to call them.

    In a just over a week we've delivered over 500 masks, with 320 so far going to bus drivers in New Cross and Greenwich bus garages, and have over a thousand masks being made by an amazing collective of 50+ sewers and plenty of others volunteering to keep it going.

    We've cut up all the fabric we can afford to cut and bought some fabulous African fabrics for the next batch ourselves. We've received and are receiving amazing fabric donations but to make more masks, which we're all going to need, we'll need some financial resources too, please. Every little bit helps as every mask helps. If, when this is over, we have money left over it will be donated to local charities. Thank you for helping.



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      • Francesca


        Jul 23, 2021

        Beautiful textiles <3


      • Shaz Iranpour

        Shaz Iranpour

        Mar 4, 2021

        Your purpose with this Corinne is inspirational and I hope that you are able to meet all your goals with this target and help the many that need it! Good Luck Shaz!


      • Lauren Goreau and the SF crew

        Lauren Goreau and the SF crew

        Feb 9, 2021

        Keep up your wonderful work! Providing protection and beautiful design at the same time is the ultimate good deed!


      • Anonymous


        Jan 31, 2021

        Corinne and Ben, keep up the amazing work! Love K

      • Helen Hart

        Helen Hart

        Jan 29, 2021

        Fabulous work

      • Robert


        Jan 11, 2021

        wish you’d told me earlier ! well doneRobert x

      • Anonymous


        Jan 8, 2021

        Love your work and very happy to support. Excellent response to Food2You in Lewisham - thank you!


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