Mette Baillie owner of multi-award-winning couture dress designer Freja Designer Dressmaking today visited Easter Road Stadium to make a generous donation of £600 to the Hibernian Community Foundation thanks to the sales of their #GGTTH Face masks.
For each mask sold, Freja donated £1 to the Hibernian Community Project Food Bank and the masks have proved to be hugely popular amongst the club’s supporters at this time.
The Face Covers are made in brightly coloured pure cotton fabrics, and have double layer dense cotton and a filter. The filter is stitched in between the layers for hygienic protection, therefore there is no need to change filters.
The three layers are therefore making the Face Coverings both dense, as well as breathable and fulfill the recommendations from WHO. The Face Cover is washable at 40 degrees in a washing machine and can either be tumble dried or line-dried which allows you to wear the Face Covering many times.
The money raised will help toward the Foundation’s Famous Five A Day programme. Each week, the charity supports local families with essential groceries and ideas to keep mentally and physically active at what has been a testing time for so many.
The Hibernian Community Foundation tweeted their thanks: “This morning @freja_fashion visited us here at Easter Road to pass on a donation of £600 following the sale of her fantastic ‘GGTTH’ @HibernianFC face masks. Thank you for your support it is greatly appreciated by us all at the Foundation.”
Mette Bailie responded: “Thank you. You have a big lovely gang of supporters who has so generously supported this project and made this possible.”
Joelle Murray tweeted: “ It was lovely to meet ‘freja fashion’ this morning hearing about her business in Scotland and early playing career in Denmark. Thank you for my beautiful #GGTTH face mask.”
Mette responded: So lovely to meet you. I’m your biggest fan! Thank you so much for your support to my facemask project.”
Since it was established, the Hibernian Community Foundation has brought opportunities and enjoyment to many people. The creation of the Hibernian Learning Centre in the South Stand at Easter Road Stadium in 2009 has enabled us to support the community in many different ways and is the hub of all our activity.
The Foundation has also contributed to ground breaking work in disability football, support for people moving into employment, educational tours for local schools and various activities to improve the health and fitness of male and female members of the Hibernian family.