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Closed 27/08/2020

raised of £2,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,280 to Help Health, Care and Key workers by making fabric face masks to donate and keep them safe

    Dronfield, Derbyshire
    Funded on Thursday, 27th August 2020

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    In early April, a kind-hearted Dronfield woman, Shelagh Cheetham, sent out a call for people with sewing skills to join her making fabric face masks for local doctors and care homes. And so 'Shelagh's Sewing Ladies' was formed.

    Visit Shelagh's Sewing Ladies on Facebook

    Less than a month later, there are over 80 volunteers involved and nearly 3000 masks have been made and donated to local services in need, plus a few reaching as far away as New York and the tiny Indonesian island of Sula. What started as a small local initiative has grown into something requiring a dedicated delivery team, admin team, and logistics team.

    Staff love them! They are very comfortable - not getting sore around the chin, ears, and nose like the medical ones - Meadow Grange Care Home

    The Masks are absolutely beautiful, the nicest we've ever seen. Your kindness has blown everyone away. - Alexander Court

    Thank you from Dronfield Medical Practice. Great masks and much appreciated - Dr Leckenby

    We have fortunately been able to manage so far largely on donations, however this fundraising campaign will allow us to to the following:

    - cover the costs of delivering and occasionally posting our masks to those in need.

    - top up our fabric and elastic supplies for the ever growing demand.

    - provide a 'hardship fund' for access by any of our sewing volunteers whose sewing machines break in the course of their volunteering and would otherwise struggle to afford it's repair.



    • Shelagh's Sewing Ladies4 months ago
      Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

      Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

      4 months ago

      Thankyou for all of your donations to date! 💜 We are closing this crowdfunder now as we form into a new registered charity, however please get in touch with Shelagh's Sewing Circle if you wish to contribute.

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    • Shelagh's Sewing Ladies11 months ago
      Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

      Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

      11 months ago

      Over 40,000 masks made and donated! Amazing!

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    • Shelagh's Sewing Ladies1 year ago
      Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

      Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

      1 year ago

      We have now surpassed 17,000 masks made and donated!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 2/28/2021 13.09



    • Anonymous


      Aug 18, 2020

      Thank you so much to yourselves and the Volunteer Riders who assist you. Your kindness and care is really appreciated.

    • Janet Williams

      Janet Williams

      Aug 16, 2020

      These masks fit a treat .Keep up the good work.


    • Audrey Nash

      Audrey Nash

      Aug 5, 2020

      Thanks Caz


    • Jeni Ferguson

      Jeni Ferguson

      Aug 5, 2020

      Amazing work Shelagh and her brilliant team!


    • Charlie


      Aug 5, 2020

      Many thanks for the masks. Keep up the excellent work!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 1, 2020

      Thank you from Chesterfield eye centre team 😊


    • Cath Sterndale

      Cath Sterndale

      Aug 1, 2020

      Thank you! Waste Not Want Not, Buxton


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    Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

    Shelagh's Sewing Ladies

    Dronfield, Derbyshire

    I'm Alison and was the 8th woman to join Shelagh's Sewing Ladies and have taken on administration as well as sewing a good few masks. It's absolutely astounding how this group has grown and the impact that we are having, so I'm very pleased to be part of it.

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