'For the Love of Scrubs' appealing for fabric

'For the Love of Scrubs' appealing for fabric

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:12am 20th April 2020. (Updated at 9:59am 20th April 2020)

A Dorchester and Weymouth Facebook Group, 'For The Love of Scrubs', are appealing for fabric to make more scrubs.

Organised by five people, volunteer sewers will also be making hats, washbags and headbands, to distribute to workers on the frontline. 

They are creating everything from scratch as quickly and efficiently as possible to help minimize the risk of infection to workers. 

Scrubs

Pauline Bishop is involved in the project. She said:

"The first delivery of fabric was a couple of days ago now, we've had lots of people volunteer so far, there are 149 people in the group.

"We have collection points in Weymouth and Dorchester, where fabric is sent out to sewers, and then once they've been made, the sewers can deliver them back there.

The scrubs will then be distributed to frontline workers, including the NHS, GP's and care workers."

wash bags

Local businesses are helping with collections and deliveries.

  • Grape Tree Health Foods are providing storage boxes.
  • Exchange Supplies have given envelopes and packing tape.
  • Co-op has donated bags.
  • Fleetline taxis are volunteering as the Weymouth drop off point, shipping the finished goods to Dorchester.  Beci Boxall (Boxall Graphic Design) have designed a logo and card that gets put in with each set of scrubs.

The group have enough sewing volunteers for the moment, but would like donations of fabric or money to buy new fabrics

for the love of scrubs mask and headband

If volunteers would like to be involved, they have to be competent sewers who can make at least three sets of scrubs in a week or less. 

Organisers are now buying fabric centrally and sending it out in lengths, as a general guide they are asking for a £7.50 donation, which will buy enough fabric to make one set of scrubs. 

All funds raised will be used for fabric and anything left over will be given to local NHS charities. 

To donate fabric please email pauline@janefield.net