Maggie makes hundreds of scrubs and masks free for the community.

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During the lockdown period Havering has produced some amazing heroes and Maggie Sands is certainly one of them.

64 year old Maggie from Harold Hill is a retired machinist that has been making scrubs for hospitals, care homes, and endless face masks for the community all free of charge.

Maggie told the Havering Daily: “I saw how much people were charging on facebook for masks and was shocked! So I decided to start making them free of charge for the community.

I’ve been making scrubs for Queen’s hospital and local care homes that have needed them. I have made washbags to put the scrubs in and many masks for everyone including children.

The scrubs Maggie has made.

Maggie has been collecting cotton quilt covers from the community and using them to make face masks. She has even had cartoon fabric to make face masks specifically for children.

Children’s face masks.

The community has been fantastic in providing me with quilt covers and elastic to make the masks. I have been receiving lots of chocolate in exchange as a thank you.

They say happiness comes from giving. I have been making these for the last two months and have been indoors since February. I love helping the community and people have been brilliant. This has been a war we have all fought against the awful virus and it’s great how everyone has come together.”

Maggie is certainly one of Havering’s Heroes. Well done Maggie.

Maggie with some of the gifts she has received.

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