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Volunteer sewing enthusiasts are urgently raising funds to make PPE for NHS staff - and you can help them

Volunteer sewing enthusiasts are urgently raising funds to make PPE for NHS staff - and you can help them

by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A GROUP of volunteer sewing enthusiasts are urgently raising funds to make personal protective equipment for staff at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

The ‘Formby and Southport Scrubbers,’ who are linked to the Trust, have set up a page at online donations site Go Fund Me, called ‘Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust Scrubbers.’

They hope to raise at least £5,000 – and donations have already reached £2,105. They are also looking for sewing enthusiasts to help them to make more medical scrubs.

Nancy Lowe, one of the volunteers, said: “We are raising funds to buy materials for our team of volunteers sewers in Formby to make medical scrubs for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals, to support the increased demands during the coronavirus crisis.

“We are working on these immediately, due to the urgent need for additional supplies of scrubs, so any donations you can make will be much appreciated.

“Not only are we needing funds, but we also need people to sign up via the page if they think their skills will be beneficial.”

To help them with their fundraising, go to https://www.gofundme.com and search for ‘Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust Scrubbers.’

To find out more about the group, or to volunteer to help, go to https://sites.google.com/formbyandsouthportscrubbers.co.uk/liverpool/home

You can also find out more at by searching for Scrubs - Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust on social media site Facebook

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