Go North East employee and daughter make face masks for customers

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Lynn Gamblin, a Revenue Clerk at Go North East has been busy helping support the company and its customers by making face coverings during the coronavirus crisis.

Lynn and daughter Izzy, who have been making face coverings to help protect colleagues and customers

With the help of her daughter, Izzy, they have handmade over 70 fabric face masks in their own time, which will help Go North East customers adhere to the new face covering requirements on public transport.

Thanks to Lynn and Izzy’s hard work, bus station supervisors at both Gateshead Interchange and Metrocentre Interchange will be giving out face coverings to passengers that need them.


Face coverings, which are now mandatory on public transport, do not necessarily have to be face masks. They can be scarves, snoods, bandanas, or even something homemade like Lynn and Izzy’s creations.

Managing Director at Go North East, Martijn Gilbert, said: “I’m truly blown away by the commitment Lynn and Izzy have shown to spend countless hours making these face coverings to protect colleagues and customers – I can’t thank them enough.

“I’d also like to encourage any customers who have exemptions to download the cards from our website to make things easier for both them and