Community rallies round to make scrubs for NHS workers

Members of the Hodgson family make gowns at Colburn Village Hall.

Richmondshire is pulling together to make scrubs for NHS workers fighting the coronavirus.

Volunteers from Colburn Community Hub are helping a county-wide appeal to produce the clothing worn by medical professionals.

Material is being bought, cut into the correct patterns and then distributed to local crafters to sew together.

Richmondshire District Council leader Angie Dale is among the volunteers coordinating the effort.

She said: “If anyone would like to help you are more than welcome.

“We have had a shout out for colourful scrubs for one unit so if anyone has any duvets etc that could be upcycled they would be gratefully received.

“Material has to be able to be washed at 60 degrees.

“Thank you to everyone for all your help and support.”

Richmond mayor and Angie’s sister Lorraine Hodgson, together with members of Lorraine’s family, have been cutting out the patterns.

More than £1,500 has been donated so far to buy materials.

Each scrub costs around £8 in materials.

Donations can be made by bank transfer to Colburn Village Hall Management Committee.

  • Account No – 00019571.
  • Sort Code – 309173.
  • Ref – Scrubs.

Sewers can collect ready cut material from Colburn Village Hall

Sewers can collect cut out tops and trousers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

The completed scrubs can then be returned to the hall on the same days.

For any more information, please do not hesitate to contact Angie Dale on 07833 490502 or click here.