Community stalwart Bill Cole (now Ash Parish Councillor) and his wife Jenny, continued to support their local community during the COVID-19 pandemic by making re-usable face masks. Jenny, made a remarkable 2800 face masks. Fellow community members, including former councillor Pat Scott & her husband Len, helped collect materials and distribute the masks. These were free to residents however voluntary donations were made to Ash Football Club
Due to the generosity of residents donations, the sum reached over a staggering £3000, for the intended benefit of Ash United Football Club. Ash FC used the money to help refurbish their clubhouse and to buy a new football kit.
The masks are still available from Ash Parish Council at their Ash Centre office. All donations collected for these masks are to go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.