The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) and its Foundation have been asking for the communitys help in donating hand-sewn masks for use at the hospital.

Patients are currently required to wear a mask before entering HGH and those arriving without one are being provided with a cloth mask, which has been sewn and donated by generous donors.

The response from the community has been wonderful. In particular, a mother-daughter team, Annette and Tiffany Jones, have stepped up to the challenge, having already made and donated more than 200 masks! This incredible donation represents many hours of work by the two, who plan to continue making and donating masks to the HGH Foundation to support the hospital over the coming months.

The donation was presented to Pierre-Luc Byham (Executive Director, HGH Foundation), Dr. Julie Maranda (Chief of Staff and Interim VP Clinical Programs, HGH), and Daniel LeBreux (Clinical Director, HGH) by Annette and Tiffany Jones.

Can you sew? HGH still needs your help. For more information, visit the HGH Foundations website at or call (613) 632-1111 ext. 21101.