Penwortham woman raises over £300 for local maternity charity

Posted on - 12th August, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, Penwortham, People, Preston News
Judith Nuttall at her sewing machine
Judith Nuttall at her sewing machine

A Penwortham woman has hand-made 180 face masks to raise money for Baby Beat, the charity which supports mothers and babies being cared for on the maternity units at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.


Judith Nuttall has been making the face masks since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to help protect the community and support Baby Beat, where she has volunteers for almost four years.

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The retired-teacher’s masks are sold for £2 each at the Baby Beat shop at Royal Preston Hospital.

Judith said: “I started making masks for my family early in the lockdown when the wearing of masks outdoors began to be considered. After supplying my whole family and extended family, I started to think about who else I could make them for as I enjoy making them.

“I am surprised by how well they have sold and I am so pleased to be able to help and make a contribution to the charity. I will continue to make them for as long as people want them!”

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Cathy Skidmore, Baby Beat Manager, said: “We are so grateful to Judith for her generosity at such a challenging time.

“Her masks are beautiful and are proving a big hit in the Baby Beat shop. We restocked last week having sold out, and within ten minutes of opening we were sold out again!

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“Judith has so far raised over £300 for Baby Beat by making us with the face masks to sell and these funds will help us to ensure that the services for mothers and babies at our hospitals are the best they can be.

“We want to say a huge thank you to Judith for her support and for every person who has bought a mask in the Baby Beat shop.”

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