A group of volunteers in Hackney Wick had a request from a local doctor who needed scrubs making as she couldn't find them to buy anywhere. They have now expanded to across the nation and we are looking to help the Cambridgeshire area. There is a now national shortage of scrubs and we are hoping that by setting up our own small, local hub in Cambridgeshire where we can help at least some of the doctors who live and work close to us.
Due to the nationwide lockdown we are operating a small and concise system with a small network of volunteers both with sewing skills and equipment, as well as those with the ability to help pick up and drop off fabric and scrubs. Many hands makes light work. We are desperately seeking experienced sewers in the Cambridgeshire area to aid us with this on a voluntary basis. Due to the community scale we are working at we are offering 2 uniforms per order / person.
We can’t currently offer bulk orders from trusts or wards at this time. We are volunteer run and can’t sell the scrubs but we have set up a go fund me (link below) and are suggesting a donation of £20 per scrub which covers materials, delivery and running cost. Any money left at the end of the shortage will be donated to NHS Practitioners health. ( https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/) Please feel free to email any enquiries for equipment or requests to volunteer to firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.gofundme.com/f/cambridgeshire-scrubhubmaking-scrubs-for-the-nhs Thank you Cat & Jess