Stitch for Victory! SIG employee raises money for NHS

A SIG Roofing branch manager, inspired by the recent 75th Anniversary of VE Day, has been raising money for the NHS by making and selling Union Jack embossed facemasks.

Peter Goodson, manager of the leading roofing supplier’s Dudley branch, was inspired to make the PPE after seeing the extraordinary work carried out by frontline healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In total, Peter handmade over one hundred facemasks all featuring the Union Jack as a tribute to the servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Second World War. He sold them for up to £5, with all the proceeds going directly to NHS charities, as well as the RSPCA and NSPCC.

Peter said: “These are truly extraordinary times, with our brave healthcare professionals carrying out fantastic work in often difficult circumstances. I wanted to play my part in giving something back, and what better way than making facemasks that also celebrates the bravery of previous generations.

“The facemasks started as a small project on my Facebook page, but once word got out in the local community, it was hard to keep up with demand! I’ve been blown away with the response, but I’m mostly just pleased I’ve been able to a give a little back to a cause that means so much to all of us.”

Stuart Base, marketing director at SIG Roofing, added: “The whole team here at SIG is incredibly proud of Peter’s fundraising efforts. In these uncertain and challenging times, it’s great to see someone go above and beyond to spread a little cheer and raise money for such a vital cause.”

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