West Witton sewers make scrub bags for local care workers and ambulance staff

One of the scrub bags made by the volunteers,

Volunteers in Wensleydale are making scrub bags for local NHS and care workers.

Six sewers are producing the bags for use by staff at extra care schemes Sycamore Hall in Bainbridge and Kirkwood Hall in Leyburn, as well as local NHS ambulance workers.

West Witton resident TC Harker is coordinating the work, which has so far produced more than 80 bags.

She said: “The idea came when I was approached directly by someone who works at Sycamore Hall, asking if I could make her one so I asked if others at her work needed them too.

“I decided that the care home staff are often overlooked and they needed these bags to prevent possible contamination to their own homes and families.

“Feedback I have had from staff already has been really positive and grateful.”

Old pillowcases and sheets were donated to the volunteers by Dales linen Hire Company at Leyburn Launderette, while Milners of Leyburn donated the drawstring chord.

Crafters across the county are helping the fight against Covid-19 by making scrubs and scrub bags.

Volunteers based at Colburn Community Hub have made dozens of sets of scrubs for NHS workers. For more information click here.

Bedding used by a holiday cottage company founded by hospital campaigner John Blackie is also being used to make scrubs for NHS staff.

Dozens of sheets and pillowcases were handed to volunteers to be sewed together for use by doctors and nurses. Click here for details. [kofi]