Masks4All – handmade cloth face masks

Order your cloth mask here, to help stop the virus in its tracks.

woman wearing a cloth mask with elastic ear loops

One of the people charity T4K support,  a skilled seamstress who is a refugee from Iraqi Kurdistan, is making high quality masks to help minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus within the local community.

The masks have a double layer of cotton, with space for a disposable filter (such as a paper towel). The top edge has a mouldable wire, to help fit the mask more closely to your face. They are washable, so they can be cleaned and reused when you next need to go out for shopping or essential tasks.

Here are some tips on wearing cloth masks properly and safely.

“Our volunteers can deliver your mask(s) to you by hand (contact free), in the Brighton & Hove area. Outside Brighton, we will send them by post.

Please donate what you can afford – suggested donation: £6 per mask or £10 for two. Please add £2 to your donation to cover postage costs, if applicable. Funds will be used to cover the cost of materials, pay the maker for her time and support our Covid-19 emergency appeal.”

Here’s what one happy recipient, Fiona, had to say about her masks:

Thank you so much for dropping off my masks. They are beautifully made and stylish too! They have exceeded my expectations

Nobody left behind – love is what we need

I am part of the charity T4K, or Thousand for £1000. What is fabulous about T4K, Brighton Migrant Solidarity and the Jollof Cafe (which all kind of merge together tbh – but T4K is the official charity part) is that it is all underwritten and driven by LOVE. We have chosen to respond to the current ‘situation’ by trying to keep focus on the positives. Like the beautiful mutual aid and support spreading throughout the nation and particularly flourishing in our own Brighton and Hove. We wanted to be a part of that. So we are supporting their emergency fund and asking you all to donate and share the fund with your networks.

COVID 19 EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

They will make weekly cash payments to around 50 asylum seekers and other migrants with no source of income, to enable them to buy food, fuel and phone credit during the Covid 19 emergency. They have already made sure 4 households of asylum seekers have internet access to be able to contact the outside world and keep in touch with their family while in isolation.

“In a pandemic, we can clearly see that the wellbeing of each of us is important for the health of all of us.

Please help us to make Brighton & Hove a community where nobody is left out in the cold”

Donate your cash direct to the fund if you can still spare some. I think we can all agree it is LOVE that makes the world go round, more apparent than ever right now and it is LOVE that will get us through this.

We are still shipping out orders (following all the guidelines on Covid19 and hygiene). Work, kids and Netflix and Just Dance taking up most of my time (mainly the Netflix if I am honest) – so if I manage one improving podcast or vlog a day I am happy. A few brilliant ones that relate to this is Brene Brown on the finding of meaning in the grieving process that we are all going through and my wonderful comrade and friend Jacob’s TED talk which explains why T4K was set up and why it is ALWAYS more fulfilling (and more FUN!) to CHOOSE LOVE.

On the subject of Love – BIG BIG LOVE to all of you who are key workers, we all send you love and massive thanks as you continue to make our world go round xxx