AN enterprising veteran of the Royal Airforce has come up with a unique way to raise funds for the British Legion.

A triple-layered poppy printed mask to reflect remembrance and social distancing on the run-up to remembrance Sunday.

Angla Kirby who is a member of the Seascale and Sellafield branch of the Royal British Legion is making the masks to be sold all over the county.

Mrs Kirby got the idea when a member of the branch gave here poppy printed materials and hasn’t turned her sowing machine off since. She said: “I got the material given to me by a fellow committee member who works at Sellafield and instantly hit on the brain wave to raise funds for veterans in Cumbria by creating a very special form of PPE.”

Since selling her first few, Mrs Kirby has been getting orders county-wide she said: “ It was obvious that everyone needs a mask these days and with remembrance season soon to start, along with our poppy appeal, turning the material into masks was the way to go.”

She has been praised by many members of her Legion branch including its treasurer Anita Jeremy who said: “ I think she is an amazing lady for creating these, it’s such a good way to help raise funds.”

This year’s Remembrance Sunday will take place on Sunday, November 8, with the two minutes silence at 11.