Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I'm raising money for Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity because I want to support front line NHS staff in the fight against Covid-19.

I make fabric masks and give them to my friends, colleagues and their families etc. for free.

Royal Surrey County Hospital always takes care of children and staff of Rikkyo School, where I work.

The pandemic is putting a huge amount of pressure on our NHS, so it is very important that each of us wear a mask in a situation we need it to prevent the spread of infection.
However, surgical masks should be given with priority to health care workers. So, I've been trying to make comfortable and cute fabric masks that we can use every day.

Instead of selling the masks, I created this fundraising page in the hope that people who accept my handmade masks would consider contributing to charity.

I would be happy if I could give something back to the people who are still working on the front lines in such dangerous times for us, even if only a little.

While the majority of us have been told the best thing we can do to help is to stay home, our incredible staff at Royal Surrey County Hospital, and our hospitals in the community, don't have that choice. They are devoted to caring for those who need them – now more than ever.

Please donate now so we can help look after these vital staff when they need us – providing the resources and support they need to continue to provide excellent care now, and in the future.

Donations to the emergency appeal could fund:

- Welfare packs for staff – which may include food packages, treats, and comfort packs for those having to stay overnight.
- Staff travel and accommodation – for those who need to stay close by or isolate from their families so they can keep working.
- Items that could help staff manage stress during this highly pressurised period.
- Tablets so that staff and patients can stay connected to family and loved ones at home.

Anything raised over and above what is needed for this current appeal will be put towards the area of greatest need within the Trust.

It’s a great cause, and your donation will help them achieve even more. Donating is easy, quick and secure.

Please share with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter – and elsewhere – so I can reach my target and together we can help Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity do more. Thank you!

Chika Sato