Thanks to Dible & Roy and Marlborough College a group has set up in the large laundry room of The College to make scrubs for the NHS, initially using an ‘enormous roll of cotton’ donated by Dible & Roy (D&R) of The Parade.
Work started in earnest on Monday when a small group established themselves in the College laundry room and attacked the roll of cotton, cutting it up into sections to be sewn back together to produce scrubs according to an approved design.
The request came from the daughters of two of the sewers who are concerned about the shortage of PPE for themselves and colleagues in their general practices.
Once this roll is used up the group is keen to continue to help meet needs locally or beyond, if enough suitable cotton material can be sourced.
Group member Jo Ripley was keen to ask for more volunteers – anyone with a sewing machine and the proficiency to use in in the production of more scrubs, especially so if they would be able to work from home.
It may also be that, at some stage, additional help will be welcomed from anyone proficient with, and owning, a sewing machine who could take a pattern and work from home. Jo is also keen to call out for more cotton. Once the Dible & Roy roll is exhausted they will need more material from which to create much-needed scrubs for use by those NHS staff working on the front line.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any cotton material to donate and for any further information about how to become involved.