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Cat Raises £2500 For MK Hospital Charity

Sarah from MK Hospital Charity receives her cheque from Cat

Year 12 student Cat turned social entrepreneur during lockdown and her face covering business has raised £2,500 for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity.

While she was at home during the first lockdown she started sewing headbands which she donated to Milton Keynes University Hospital to make NHS staff feel more comfortable when wearing their protective face masks. This led to her setting up her own business ‘Stitched Up by Cat’ so that she could sell handmade face masks, with £2.50 from every sale donated to charity. Cat has already made over 1,000 face coverings.

The £2,500 will be spent by the Hospital’s Physio Rehab team who are looking at the purchase of additional gym equipment for COVID-19 patients, as well as other rehab patients. Reverend Sarah Crane, Lead Chaplain at Milton Keynes University Hospital, collected the cheque from Cat and said: “Thank you Cat for your amazing support, your generous contribution will be spent on purchasing equipment such as exercise bikes and weights which will benefit all our rehab patients.”

In addition to helping the Hospital, sales from Cat’s face masks have also raised £75 for the Royal British Legion (through the sale of poppy masks), and £150 for the family of a much loved member of staff at Paul’s who passed away recently.

Cat said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me through donating fabric and, of course, the many people who have purchased face masks and other items from my website. This has allowed me to help a number of good causes.”

If you would like to purchase face masks or other items please visit https://www.stitchedupbycat.com/ or email StitchedUpbyCat@gmail.com 

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