Football face masks go on sale with the goal of raising money for healthcare charities

Football coverage has taken on a whole new meaning with the launch of the National Football Museum’s range of footie-themed face masks.

The Manchester museum has created a collection of football shirt-inspired face coverings to raise money for healthcare charities and help protect communities during the continuing Coronavirus pandemic.

The masks were thought-up and designed during lockdown by the museum’s Digital Marketing Coordinator, Craig Dobson.

Dobson decided to make the face masks to raise money for charity after seeing all the work his parents, and other healthcare workers, were doing to help people during the pandemic,

“My mam is a healthcare assistant up in Newcastle and my dad is a support worker.

“I wanted to do something to help out people like them who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic. It doesn’t matter who you support – we should all be getting behind our NHS staff and care workers.”

The face coverings are based on the designs of English and Scottish football team’s strips from the past and present, with the sponsor’s names replaced with messages of support for the NHS and healthcare workers.

Designs include Manchester City’s 1995/97 home shirt with “Brother” substituted with “Sister”, and another inspired by Liverpool’s classic 1993/95 home shirt, complete with Adidas panels on the body, subliminal stripes, plus the new addition of “Careworkers” emblazoned across the front in the same font as the original “Carlsberg” sponsor name.

All money from the sale of the face masks will go to NHS Charities Together and the Care Workers’ Charity which provide a range of support, counselling and financial help for healthcare workers across the UK.

So why not show your support for the NHS and your favourite football team by sporting one of these unique face masks this season?

You can purchase yours from the National Football Museum shop, which is now open to the public Thursday to Sunday, or online via their website.

The face coverings are made by The Bottom Half and more designs and clubs can be found on their website.

Stay safe in style!

To organise a trip to the National Football Museum visit their booking website.

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