Banbury woman making face masks for public with percentage going to Katharine House Hospice

A Banbury sewing enthusiast has started making face masks for the public with some of the proceeds going to the Katharine House Hospice charity.

Molly Payne from Banbury, has started taking orders for her reusable face masks after the success of making them for friends and family.

Wearing face coverings will be compulsory on public transport in England from June 15.

Coverings must be worn on buses, trains, trams coaches, aircraft and ferries.

Molly Payne from Banbury has started making face masks to help protect the public. Some of the proceeds will go to the Katharine House Hospice.

Those travelling on public transport should cover the mouth and nose, and acceptable coverings include a scarf or bandana.

Molly said: "I have been working from home during the lockdown but as a keen artist.

"I filled my evenings with craft projects and started making masks for friends and family.

"Once the news broke that shops were to begin opening up and those who were told to shield could venture outside I decided to share my masks on social media.

"I couldn’t believe how many people wanted to place an order, from local businesses to people buying for their family members."

The masks come in a variety of patterns and sizes to suit all and are priced at £5.

The price covers postage, and 10 per cent of every future order will be donated to Katharine House Hospice to say thank you and give back to key workers.

Molly added: "Ordering is easy, simply email [email protected] and I can share my designs and sizing information with those who wish to place an order."