VOLUNTEERS helping the vulnerable in the north of the city have been sent “funky” face masks to keep them safe.

Briege Ward-Foley has donated washable masks to volunteers who are supporting those in need by delivering food and prescriptions.

She began making the masks for her family and friends but contacted ng homes after she heard of the work being carried out in North Glasgow.

Briege, who lives in Cadder but is currently shielding with her mum in the South Side, said: “I wanted to make them kind of funky so they are not frightening for children and a bit fun to wear.

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“The fabric I have chosen includes unicorns, paisley pattern, spots etc.

“They are really fun to make and I hope that people enjoy wearing them as much as I have enjoyed making them. I’m happy to continue and at least do my bit to help.”

Masks have been handed out to volunteers at Springburn Parish Church and members of the area’s Baby Food Bank. Others were given to volunteers at Possobilities, The Arc group and Love Milton.

Margaret Fraser, from ng homes, said: “When I heard about what Briege was doing I was really impressed and agreed to uplift them, keeping our social distancing of course.

“Briege had over 70 bright and colourful masks ready for us and the next day we started to hand these out to the volunteers. The fact that they are so sturdy, with an inner layer, and can be washed and re-used was definitely a benefit.

“They fit so well and look good too – so our heartfelt thanks for helping out.”

Bailie Jacqueline McLaren was present when masks were delivered to Possobilities.

She said: “When Margaret showed me the masks I knew the local volunteers from Milton would absolutely love them.

“Very quickly they wanted a team photo to highlight their thanks and appreciation to Briege for making these brilliant creations. I also have a Unicorn one which I love.

“Thank you Briege for thinking of others during this crisis.”

And Anne McLaughlin, MP, was impressed by Briege’s masks when she dropped donations off at Springburn Parish Church.

“The masks are fantastic, they look great and I think people will feel less self conscious about wearing Briege’s designs,” she said.

“Anything that encourages folk to wear them when they are in shops or on public transport is really helpful. What a great use of time stuck indoors.”

Briege is also selling the masks to raise money for the materials needed, you can buy one here