2020 was a disastrous year for us in Donabate Portrane ICA as we were not able to hold our usual meetings to socialise and develop our various skills further. However, we did use our talents even in lockdown and when we could not meet. Some of our members, along with many other guild members, sewed scrubs at the start of the pandemic. That was not all though, everyone who does any crafting will know that crafters always have boxes of ‘leftovers’. Did we ever think that they would come in very handy for mask making? Well we were offering the first homemade masks on the peninsula. They were made to a very exacting pattern and have the facility for additional layers and filters. When we first advertised them, we did not expect such a good response. Thanks to all for your donations for your orders.We managed to meet at the start of December and brought together our funds. We are delighted to say that over 1200.00 euros was sent to Brother Kevin to support his ongoing work. Thank you everyone! Nb: Over 40 years ago, Brother Kevin Crowley founded the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People in Bow Street, Dublin. From its very humble beginnings in the Friary garden it now provides over 700 meals each day and over 1500 food parcels each Wednesday to the homeless and poor of Dublin.Well done to the ICA in raising such funds for such a good cause.