Stay safe and give back this Christmas season

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There’s no doubt that this year has been a struggle. We’re now in December and cases are back on the rise.

With the government’s new guidelines, it seems as though face masks will be a necessity for the foreseeable future – so we might as well make it count!

The holiday season can be a difficult period for some even without the added strain of the pandemic and it’s essential that those of us who have the means help out where we can! In true Christmas spirit, why not give back to those less fortunate than us by buying something that we will need to use on a daily basis – face masks! There are a number of retailers in the UK who are donating some or all of their proceeds from mask sales to charitable causes. By purchasing one of their face masks, you too can be part of a bigger movement and help someone in need.

From raising funds for food bank donations to crowdfunds for NHS PPE kits, the causes are endless. Find something that resonates with you and purchase a mask from that brand. Remember – if you are travelling to see loved ones in your Christmas bubble, make sure you stay safe and wear a mask in public transport and closed spaces! Let’s spread love this season – not germs!

SmartCover – £13.50

SmartCover produces triple-layered, CE certified cotton masks that come with adjustable straps to ensure the most coverage and comfort for the wearer. Every time you buy a mask with SmartCover, they donate another one to those who need them most, from frontline workers to senior citizens. So far, over 195,000 have been donated through customer purchases!

Not Just Clothing – £14.99

These plain black masks produced by Not Just are made from a silver-based fabric that protects from the spread of germs. If you fancy, the brand offers personalisation services for an additional £5! For each mask bought from Not Just, 50% of the proceeds go to NHS Masks for Heroes who are raising funds for PPE kits for frontline health workers.

Florence Bridge – £12

Sustainable womenswear designer, Florence Bridge has also turned their focus to 2020’s most popular accessory. The brand is producing unisex face masks in multiple colours and prints. A portion of the proceeds from each cotton-lined mask will go to Fuel for Frontline, a charity that delivers groceries to the houses of frontline workers. – 3 for £20

Every customer that purchases a pack of these non-medical, fabric masks from Boden will get a random selection of prints and colours sent over! £5 from each pack sold will be donated to Helpforce, a charity that helps frontline workers and NHS staff.

Scotch and Soda – £9.95

Fashion label, Scotch and Soda has created a reusable face mask which is to be used with disposable filters. 20% of the gross sales of this double-layered, cotton mask will go to The Hunger Project, an organisation fighting for the end of the global hunger crisis.

Celtic & Co. – 2 for £26

These knitted masks by Celtic & Co are treated with an anti-bacterial solution that is meant to have effective protection against Covid-19 for up to 30 washes. All proceeds from the masks sold will go to Newquay Foodbank, an independent organisation who has given over 1500 parcels to those in need.

Migrate Art – £19

Migrate Art, a UK-based charity has set up a campaign called #masksformeals collaborating with upcoming artists like Mike Perry and Helen Beard to create printed cotton face masks. 100% of the profit made from these mask purchases will be donated to Refugee Community Kitchen, helping to feed homeless people in the UK.