A woman in Helston has been selling homemade masks from the end of her driveway to raise money for the local hospital.

Paula Julian, inspired by the demand for face coverings during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, started selling masks she had made a couple of weeks after lockdown began in the UK on March 23.

She was initially making the masks for care workers but as she also wanted to raise money for Helston Community Hospital she decided to begin selling them also, with all proceeds going to the hospital's League of Friends.

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She produced a large array of different designs and colours and has made several to order for children.

To date, £1,700 has been raised for the League of Friends of Helston Community Hospital with the project still ongoing.

Earlier this month Dr Ken Whittle, president of the League of Friends, received the first £1,250 of this at a presentation from Paula.

The money will be used within the hospital to improve the stay of patients.