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Barrhead face coverings initiative

EDM (Early Day Motion) 757: tabled on 21 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the work of a group of dedicated committed community volunteers in Barrhead who have come together to ensure low-cost face coverings are available to local residents; applauds the joined up thinking and spirit of co-operation which led Barrhead Rotary to come together with Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire Faith Forum, Neilston Development Trust, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Renfrewshire Good Causes and the Include Me 2 Club; appreciates that that initiative was made possible by an initial donation of £220 from Barrhead Rotary; understands that that initiative has enabled the production of reusable face coverings suitable for both adults and children; further notes that the group work to source 100 per cent cotton material and rely on dedicated volunteers to sew the face coverings, thus enabling them to be sold at only £1 for a pack of two; further understands that the packs of face coverings are on sale at the Include Me 2 hub at the James McGuire Building, on Barrhead Main Street, each weekday afternoon; thanks Rotary Foundation for their donation to enable the expansion of that project; and congratulates all involved in that initiative for their generosity of spirit in supporting the needs of the local community during the covid-19 pandemic.