Halle inspires family to fundraise by making face masks

Halle inspires family to fundraise by making face masks

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A LITHERLAND mum and her family have helped raise more than £4,500 for charity by selling face masks.

Heather Evans, who works at Gordon Short Chemist, in Crosby, asked customers to donate material and fabric to be made into face masks for local people to use during the pandemic.

The money will be donated to Love, Jasmine, which offers bereavement support to families that have lost a child.

Heather chose the charity after her 19-year-old daughter Halle O’Brien, a student at Edge Hill University, passed away in January last year.

After Halle collapsed, her family later found out she had died from Group A streptococcal septicaemia, which caused her to contract meningitis.

Heather said: “We have been making face masks from material that has been kindly donated by Gordon Shorts Chemist customers to raise funds for the charity Love, Jasmine that have supported us since the loss of Halle.

“My mum, June Russell, with Halle’s brother Leo have done an amazing job with the help from my best friend Alma Moore and Halle’s other nan Pat Evans.

“We are currently up to £4,500 we are really proud of ourselves and our customers for raising a great amount for the charity supporting them at the moment when there’s not much opportunity to fundraise.”

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