MEET the mum and daughter who have been making face masks to raise money for a most-deserved charity.

Louise Howell-Jones, 50, and Libby Howell-Jones, 15, from Penarth, began making protective face masks at the start of the first lockdown in March for Libby’s textile homework.

After finding a passion for it and being told that the duo should start selling them, mum Louise decided to carry on.

Upon returning to her job at Source of Beauty, on Albert Road in Penarth, she went on to sell the face masks there to clients – raising money for Marie Curie, chosen due to a friend who had died from cancer and had received “such good support from them”.

So far, they have raised over £600.

“It’s kept me busy,” she said.


“I had a lot of clients wanting to buy”.

She had been using the household sewing machine that much, that she was forced to buy a new one when it eventually packed in.

On average, around 15 masks a week are made and two to three hours a day are spent at the sewing machine.

The masks will be available to buy from the salon once lockdown restrictions have eased and the shop can reopen.