Only a few weeks ago, the Trust launched as a fundraiser the sale of Face Masks, designed and made locally, in order to offer a degree of protection during the COVID-19 crisis.
At the outset it was agreed to share the profits with the One Can Trust, which also happens to be the chosen charity partner for WWFC this season. The One Can Trust has, since 2011, operated a foodbank based in High Wycombe, serving the town and South Buckinghamshire.
We started with just the light and dark blue quartered face masks but quickly expanded the range to offer a choice of 24 designs. These have proved very popular and we have despatched to all parts of this country and even beyond!
As well as the tinned foods donated in supermarkets and at many local collection points set up by volunteering households, One Can Trust also needs cash to buy other essentials such a fresh food. Therefore the Wycombe Wanderers Trust has this week handed over a first payment of £2000.
This donation has been welcomed by the Chair of the One Can Trust, Graham Peart. He responded:
“Thank you once again to Wycombe Wanderers Trust for supporting us and to everyone who’s bought one of these masks. This is a huge amount of money and will really help us in our efforts to support local vulnerable families. We are so grateful for the high level of support we continue to receive from our wonderful local club, and if you haven’t got a mask yet, it’s not too late! Wishing the club and all the fans well during this time and looking forward to us all being back at Adams Park in the future.”
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A spokesman for Wycombe Wanderers Trust said: “We were lucky to find a local seamstress who, in late April, was willing and able to take on large scale production of face coverings. She has worked long hours to meet the orders that came in and we have now despatched almost 1000 of these face coverings and we are capable of providing more. We are glad to be helping the One Can Trust in their efforts to help the needy families of this locality.”
The 24 different designs from which to choose can be found on eBay via this link
IMPORTANT: The masks on offer are not medical masks or manufactured to the specification of protective equipment required for use within clinical environments. However, they will help stop you touching your face, reinforce social distancing and will also help catch coughs and sneezes. They should be washed after every use (can be machine-washed at 40c).