Susan Heaton-Wright has volunteered as a seamstress for Scrub Hub and more specifically the Hertfordshire ‘hub’. As a keen sewist, Susan was delighted to be able to use her hobby and passion to good use.
The organisation has galvanised many sewists from all over the country to sew much needed scrubs, headbands (to make it more comfortable when wearing masks) and washbags, to help with hygiene.
Incredibly there is a shortage of scrubs and the front line staff in the NHS might be required to change their scrubs several times a day to avoid spreading the virus. Also, they are expected to wash their own scrubs and the washbags mean scrubs can be put into the bags and straight in the wash to minimise contamination.
Scrub Hub has branches of volunteers setting up all over the country. You can volunteer to sew; to provide fabrics (old pillow cases and duvets are good), to transport items to hospitals or to donate. Volunteers like Susan have donated their own materials, but material is needed for scrubs. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.