A sewing group of volunteers making up masks and bags to help frontline workers have been inundated with requests from Keyworkers across the Llanelli area.

Emma Daniels, Morfa resident said:

“We are a group of sewers, all from the Llanelli area, all ages and all abilities, from all walks of life. We have come together to help provide face masks and laundry bags for frontline and health workers during the covid-19 pandemic.

“The response has been amazing, from donations to offers to deliver. As a group, we have made friends, found company and helped to provide a focus to break up the isolation of lockdown for those ladies who are sewing with us.”

Sean Rees, Llanelli Town Councillor added:

“Across Llanelli, we have a strong network of community volunteers. It has been so heartwarming to see the high level of generosity locally.

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“Everyone is working together to help with deliveries of emergency food and care packages, essential shopping items and collecting prescriptions for our elderly, those who are vulnerable and our young families. 

“A dedicated group have also been very busy sewing well over 2,000 masks and 700 bags to date. These now being distributed to our NHS staff and frontline Keyworkers who we also thank from the bottom of our hearts for everything that they are doing at this difficult time.”

Emma and Sean have also been in discussions with ‘Blood Bikes Wales’ motorbikes who have also kindly offered their services to help distribute masks and other PPE to hospital and care settings within the area in order to reach the most vulnerable members of our communities.

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