Firstly because they’re in aid of research into ME which is a really poorly misunderstood disease – I mean I sort of believed it was an illness of sorts but get some rest, de-stress a bit and you’ll be get better right?! Ummm … no. Three years later and at least I’m no longer housebound but it’s slow progress (especially for someone who was never that particularly patient!).
Secondly – these are more sustainable than single use face coverings/face masks. They’re washable, re-usable and supporting a good cause and potentially helping us move into a ‘new normal’ as we move out of lockdown.
“If every person in the UK used one single-use face mask each day for a year, it would create 66,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste, the report warns, and ten times more climate change impact than using reusable masks”
And thirdly – well if you’ve read this far then you’ll now have some awareness of what ME/CFS is and that’s cool!