Volunteer donated 61 masks to #MaskupMandela campaign


Retired housewife from Lorraine, Beverley Rous, has responded to Mandela University’s call for masks and the #MASKUPMANDELA campaign and has donated 61 cotton masks that she has sewn herself. 

Beverley has donated all her handmade masks to the University’s #MaskupMandela campaign apart from those for her family and a few friends, she says.

“I started sewing around 1995 when my sons started at pre-school.  Being a stay-at-home mum I found it was cheaper to make their clothes than buy.  I enjoy sewing and my hobbies are craft items such as dolls, teddy bears, toys, quilting and applique. I also make curtains and cushions for my home and my sons’ homes, Beverley says.

Beverley is also a volunteer at the Lorraine Frail Care, a Life Health Care facility in Lorraine for under-privileged mentally challenged adults. She does sewing/craft sessions with a group once a week.

“When lockdown started we could no longer go to the facility and that is when I decided to volunteer and make masks. I want to pass on my blessings to those less fortunate than me, Beverley says.