Long standing member of the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, Veronica Chard, demonstrated how her handmade headbands help to protect the ears when wearing facial masks. Veronica shared her successful design, made with assorted fabrics and decorated with pink buttons, when six club members, including President Trisha Perry, met outdoors with social distancing measures in place.

Initially, five headbands were made and offered to Crewkerne Hospital. The fabric creations, which enable the NHS staff at the local hospital to hook their masks onto and help to soothe the ears from irritation, were well received and Mrs Chard was asked to make another 20, bringing the total of headbands made to 25.

Inner Wheel is one of the largest service organisations for women in the world, offering membership to woman over 18 years of age, involved in making a difference in their local community and worldwide. Monthly lunch-time meetings of the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, which are normally held at Haselbury Mill and the club’s other social events, have been on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, although new members are still welcome to join by contacting membership secretary, Jean Lane on 01460 72881.

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