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Scrubs made by local sewing groups

Sewing group do it ‘for the love of scrubs’!

by Gemma Melling

Local sewing enthusiasts have been busy making scrubs for Aintree Hospital, The Walton Centre and Whiston Hospital.

Inspired by a Facebook group, For the Love of Scrubs, sewing tutors from the council’s Family and Community Education service (Jackie Croft & Marianne Penny) were enlisted, along with a group of willing learners.

Sewing enthusiasts from across Knowsley including Karen Canty, Donna Lee, Barbra Allan, Karen Laird, Susan Mathison, and Jackie Croft are making scrub tops and pants. While Amy Rawlinson in Shevington Park, Kirkby has been making head bands and scrub bags which she has been donating to the hospitals. The group has volunteered many hours of their own time and every week are producing an average of 70 scrub tops and trousers, 200 scrub bags, 150 hats and countless headbands.

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, Cllr Shelley Powell, said: “Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic our communities have continued to come together to help support each other in many ways. The support from sewing groups to provide vital PPE equipment is yet another brilliant example of Knowsley Better Together.

“As a local authority we continue to work closely with the Government to ensure we are able to provide all our key workers with the proper equipment but we can’t thank our communities enough for supporting with this national effort.”