Army of volunteers sew scrubs for Trust's NHS Heroes

Army of volunteers sew scrubs for Trust’s NHS Heroes

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Frontline staff at Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals received their first delivery of scrubs from the For The Love Of Scrubs campaign earlier this month.

An army of volunteers are sewing scrubs for our NHS frontline staff as part of a national campaign, which was launched on Facebook.

Volunteers across the country are donating their time and effort for NHS staff to provide the garments. For the Love of Scrubs, Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke is one of the sub groups which has been set up to help local hospitals with supplies. The group is self-funded and is made up of local dressmakers, quilters and seamstresses. In just over a week since the group was created it has already amassed over 550 members.

The campaign started when a nurse working at Pilgrims hospital, Lincolnshire, raised awareness of a national shortage of scrubs. The operation sees local volunteers donating their time and resources to create scrubs, over the shoulder scrub bags, laundry bags and headbands for local NHS staff using their sewing machines at home.

Jo Bennis, Chief Nurse at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust said:  “As a Trust we have been overwhelmed with the amount of kindness that has come from the community. We’re grateful to those who have donated their time and effort in supporting both our hospitals and staff. It means a lot to our staff knowing that they have all this support from our local community, which keeps them going while they care for our patients and each other in such unprecedented times.”

If you are a seamstress with a skill set that could help them, you can visit their Facebook page ‘Hinchingbrooke And Peterborough For the love of scrubs,’ or ‘For The Love Of Scrubs – Our NHS Needs You' to register your interest. 

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