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Bridlington “For the Love of Scrubs” Group Gets Boost

Bridlington “For the Love of Scrubs” Group Gets Boost

Published by Jon Burke at 8:59am 8th May 2020.

A group of individuals in Bridlington and the surrounding villages have been given a massive boost in their project to provide scrubs for the NHS, Care Homes, Primary Care Networks and GP Surgeries.

Up until the start of this week, the group had raised a wonderful sum of donations from the Bridlington Town Council, The Lords Feoffees, The Lions, Roundtable, Tourism Associations and Old Town Association, as well as many individual donations.

The group, which now consists of over 50 sewers in the area, have already produced and provided over 200 sets to Bridlington Hospital, as well as many sets to GP Surgeries and Care Homes. Based at The Royal Bridlington, on Shaftesbury Road, the donations received have helped to purchase fabric for around 500 sets.

Then, this week, as a bolt out of the blue, the group have received a massive fundraising boost with a donation of £2,000 from the Lissett Windfarm Fund. This has been managed after the approach by Cllrs Evison and Owen, to whom the group says it's very grateful. This donation will provide sufficient fabric for the production of around another 200 scrubs for the front line NHS Staff.

The group says the wonderful community spirit is epitomised in this project, where people from areas of Bridlington, Sewerby, Driffield and Nafferton are coming together to sew at this time of need. 

With all healthcare staff now needing to wear scrubs to protect themselves and their families from Covid-19, the demand couldn’t be higher especially when the Covid-19 “Hot Ward” staff have to change theirs up to 5 or 6 times per day.

This project is not only helping the NHS and Care Providers, it is also giving many people a purpose; alleviating boredom during the enforced lockdown and maintaining many people’s mental health.

Cllr Norman, who is assisting in the fundraising and delivery and collection of the scrubs and represents Bridlington South Ward, said:

“This is a wonderful team effort from the person who has made the smallest donation, to the person who has sewn, with love, 40 sets.  I am so proud to be involved in this massive community spirited project.  We are all so proud of what has been achieved and grateful to everyone who has made this such a fantastic success in these dark times.”


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