Claire’s Great Bookham Mask Tree

Claire Ede - Great Bookham Mask Tree
Claire Ede - Great Bookham Mask Tree

Bookham resident Claire Ede has been very busy over the last few months creating face coverings for people to use when out and about. So far Claire has made nearly 800 masks.

They are made from three layers cotton with a lightweight interfacing or cotton/polycotton filter layer and follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. It takes around 40 minutes to make a mask and Claire makes them in different sizes for adults and children and are machine washable.

Each day Claire puts out a new batch of masks outside her home – (18 Halepit Road) in sealed bags ready for people to pick. If you have a specific request Claire may be able to accommodate you.

Assisted by Peter Seaward, BRA Chairman, Mole Valley District Council have been approached and they have provided funds to Claire for materials and the BRA have also provided some funding. Claire is also happy to receive any spare dress making fabric that you may have, but please no bed linen.

Claire doesn’t charge for the masks but asks that if you do take a mask then please make a donation to The Meeting Place Community Fridge. The Community Fridge is currently distributing to around 150 families a week in the Bookham and Effingham area. You can make a donation on the The Meeting Place website: 

You can get in contact with Claire via her Facebook page: 

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