Mitchelstown mask maker raises funds for charity

Carole Bradley hard at work making Covid-19 masks. (Picture: Niall O'Connor)

For one Mitchelstown woman the gift of a second-hand sewing machine gave her the inspiration to take on a practical lockdown charity fundraising activity.

Carole Bradley, who was cocooning, lives and works in Kingston College where she helps to care for the residents in the historic heart of Kings Square. 

It was the arrival on her doorstep of a unique piece of equipment that gave her the idea to start making masks to be sold by charitable organisations. 

“Mikey Shinnick in the coffee shop was doing a fundraiser for Bumbulance and it’s a charity I’d be quite passionate about. I told Mikey that I would make masks for him to sell and I gave him 70.”

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