Patent attorney at Barker Brettell, Lucy Holloway, has swapped drafting patents for making face masks in her spare time, in support of LoveBrum.

As face masks are now a necessary accessory, Lucy started making masks for friends from offcuts of material from recent dress making projects.

“The masks proved really popular with my friends and I’d had a couple of requests for masks from colleagues after featuring in the firm’s internal newsletter,” said Lucy. “I thought it would be a great way to help raise some money for our chosen charity partner, LoveBrum, and asked colleagues to donate £5 in exchange for a mask.”

LoveBrum is a Birmingham based charity that supports community and hidden gem projects across the city – shining a light on a diverse range of causes and projects which often struggle to find funding or support. The charity is currently promoting its #OneBrum campaign and hopes to raise £25,000 after smashing the £20,000 target back in June.

Lucy’s one woman enterprise is a change from her day job where she specialises in drafting and filing patents for medical inventions.

You can help LoveBrum by donating at

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