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Mask-making and medication

by Michael Ford last modified 17 Jul, 2020 02:54 PM

Our churches have continued to help to transform lives and communities during the pandemic, finding new ways to help as the lockdown eases.

For one church, helping to organise a medication delivery service has provided a much needed aid to their community, for another their contribution is to make inexpensive eco-friendly face masks.

With the news that from the 24th July it will be compulsory to wear face masks in shops as well as on public transport, members of St Mary's Church in Potterne, Wiltshire have decided to make an alternative to plastic based, non-degradable, single-use masks.

The project sees them using their eco-credentials to help their community while raising some much-needed funds.

The masks are washable, with a pouch for an extra filter, and all the proceeds from the £5 masks will go into St Mary's church funds.

The masks are sold via an honesty box.

Over in Ludgershall and Tidworth, members of St James and Holy Trinity decided to help their community during the pandemic by volunteering to deliver medication.

Now lockdown restrictions are easing, the pressure on their local pharmacy has quietened to business as usual and so the bulk of these deliveries will come to an end. But St James and Holy Trinity still plan to help out those who still would prefer for reasons of safety to have their medications delivered.

Posting on social media they said:

"A huge thank you goes to everyone who helped to make this service a success; to all our volunteers, to everyone who got in touch to have their medication delivered either because they needed to or because they were helping to reduce queuing over the last few months, and to our local pharmacy staff who have worked very very hard to get their service back to normal.

"Thank you to our friends at Help Your Neighbour Wiltshire, who coordinated delivery requests, and our team who helped speed up the queue or have spent hours collecting and delivering medication to people who needed it.

"It has been a huge collective effort and we at St James and Holy Trinity together with local volunteers from both Ludgershall and Tidworth, are delighted we have been able to serve our community in this way during this stressful and difficult time."

The team plan to continue the medication delivery service until the end of July.

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