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Crafters in Tring creating scrubs for NHS teams

Stoke Mandeville and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals will benefit form the project.

Published by Dan Gooding at 2:19pm 9th April 2020. 2-minute read.

Crafters in Tring creating scrubs for NHS teams

A group of crafters in Tring and Berkhamsted are busy with a new project - sewing scrubs for hospital staff.

They're trying to make 500 of them for teams at Stoke Mandeville and Luton & Dunstable hospitals, who are dealing with coronavirus cases.

So far over £2,500 has been raised to buy materials for the project.

Tring & Berkhamsted Scrubs
One of the scrubs bags created for Watford Hospital

Colleen Duggan is one of those behind this:

"So it is really ballooning and everyone is pulling together.

"We have got a lot of people who have a lot of skills, be it crafting, sewing and also people who may not be sewing but who have experience in the textiles industry who are helping us to source fabric."

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The group is part of South East Crafts for Causes, which has over 1,000 members.

Colleen added:

"We are really encouraging members to stay at home, to be safe and for sewing that is quite easy to do.

"As far as getting fabric to them, we are coordinating a group of individuals who have volunteered to be drivers who will drop off and collect items outside people's houses."

Tring & Berkhamsted Scrubs

One of the big challenges has been getting hold of the material needed to make the scrubs, so that they meet hospital standards.

Most of the polycotton is produced in America or Asia, which is proving difficult with supply chains closing down due to coronavirus.

Many in the group are unable to self-fund as well, so that's where the fundraising comes in.

The target is £5,000 and you can donate here.

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