Coronavirus: Boroughbridge girl making face masks for cancer charity

Coronavirus: Boroughbridge girl making face masks for cancer charity

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 3rd June 2020. (Updated at 4:25pm 4th June 2020)

A 12 year-old girl from Boroughbridge is making face masks to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.

  • A girl from Boroughbridge has been making face masks.
  • It's in memory of her uncle Paul who died from bowel cancer.  
  • Nellie Rawlings, who's 12, is making the masks to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.

Nellie Rawlings, who goes to St Aidan's School in Harrogate,  is making them in memory of her uncle Paul who passed away last summer. 

With some help from her mum Katie, she has made 220 masks - and raised £500.  

, is making the masks to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.
Nellie Rawlings

Katie Rawlings said:

"Nellie put the masks in a bucket hanging on our gate in Boroughbridge, just asking people for donations, and it's gone a bit crazy really.   She's very busy folding, stitching, ironing - she's done a brilliant job."

"She's made about 220 masks - we have a production line and I help her, so she's not doing it all on her own!  We've also been able to post them to friends and family, and so far we've raised about £500."