A woman who lost her cousin to coronavirus has found a 'non-intrusive' way to highlight the two metre social distancing rules.

Annette Dore, from Borehamwood, is working with Hertsmere Borough Council and a number of charities on her project 'Badge for Life'.

These are customised badges that people can wear to remind people about the dangers of the invisible virus while out and about - and she was inspired by her own personal tragedy of losing her cousin to Covid-19.

All of the badges say 'Stay Safe' with a two metre warning. They are customised in different ways, for example one is specifically for teachers, another for police officers, and there are badges representing the charities Badge for Life is supporting.

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Not only can the badges be used by key and essential workers, but Ms Dore says it is useful for the public too, perhaps while they are out exercising or shopping.

There is a charitable element to Ms Dore's project too with Marie Curie, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Nugent, Dame Vera Lynn children's charity, and Communities 1st, based in Hertsmere, will each receive 20 per cent from the profits raised.

Badge For Life has been created to give a visual presence to an invisible virus, COVID-19

Ms Dore said: "You can support Charities, front line, and essential workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

"They are also striving to make the lives of those affected by the impact of the virus easier.

"The charities we have selected have been chosen for their commitment and dedication to their work in the knowledge that the money raised will impact on the lives of those who need it most."

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Annette Dore outside Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital

She continued: "The services they are currently providing during the crisis are keeping the country going and saving lives.

"You can wear your Badge For Life with pride when you’re out doing your daily duties or sat at home, knowing that the profit from the sale of each badge will support those most in need."

Visit https://www.badgeforlife.co.uk