A professional costume maker has found a way to support herself and Sutton Night Watch during the outbreak.

Heather Filby, 25, has been creating and selling face masks with a percentage of each sale going to charity.

Since lockdown, Heather has been creating masks for £3 with £1 from every sale going to Sutton Night Watch.

The decision to help the homeless charity comes, after Heather made her loved ones some face masks and received a massive response when she posted about it online.

Due to receiving such a fantastic response, Heather was able to extend her funds to help Sutton Night Watch.

So far, Heather has donated £1500.

Speaking to Sutton Guardian, Heather Filby, said: “Due to being a freelancer, I found myself slipping through the government support gap, which meant I was not likely to receive much in help- but I am grateful that I have a safe home and feel I am luckier than many.

"I am very happy to be able to support Sutton Night Watch and those less fortunate than I, in this small way".

Director of Sutton Night Watch, Nadine Kennedy, said “We are incredibly grateful for Heathers’ support and never imagined such a wonderfully generous amount would come from this.

"Her sewing skills are phenomenal.

"We are so very lucky to have someone so talented and charitable in our area."

Heather will continue to make machine washable masks, which come in different sizes over the coming weeks.

Masks are available for £3, with free local contactless delivery.

If you would like to support the cause, visit at Facebook.com/Heather.Filby.9