Many thanks to everyone who donated money to Bro. Fleur Oakes in order to help her purchase materials to make NHS scrubs for the staff at Homerton Hospital in order to protect them on the frontline of treating Covid-19 patients. Above is a picture of her hard work so far.
Bro. Flora Roberts has been doing more research into how to make or help with the production of protective equipment for your local hospital, and below are some links that will give you further information:
For Companies with sewing capacity, machinery, facilities (or that are able to offer help in any other way) there is a Government questionnaire/resource here.
For Individuals there are many initiatives from grassroots collectives:
- Scrub Hub website.
- Central St Martins have a good initiative with downloadable patterns - CSM loves NHS.
Most are asking for scrubs & laundry bags to be made (not the protective waterproofs used in Covid-19 wards), using fabric that is washable at 60 degrees & above. Some hospitals don’t accept handmade clothing, therefore it is best to get in touch with your local support groups, or maybe even NHS & hospice friends directly. Fleur points out even the postmen could do with them.
protective face masks:
Pattern for a face mask sourced by Bro. Tanya Harrod.
Pattern for a face mask sourced by Bro. Vicki Ambery-Smith