Message from Penny Short – Emergency Resilience Co-ordinator:
Hi everyone. I hope you’re all doing well. If you’re bored & want to do something great during lockdown why don’t you consider sewing some face masks or “scrubs bags”? Tracy Thomson is making scrubs bags from pillowcases & Kathleen Harrison is making face masks & we wondered if there were other people in the village who would like to be involved in this voluntary effort. The scrubs bags are for hospital workers at Roodlands (& other hospitals if we get enough) & allow them to safely wash their uniforms. The face masks aren’t medical grade but would help local people stay safe if they wish – & both will be free of charge. If you are interested please let me know & more details can be provided in a separate group where patterns & advice can be shared. As an added incentive Tracy has offered a fantastic Singer sewing machine free to anyone who wants to help with this effort. If you can’t sew for toffee you can still help by donating materials – especially elastic. We need fine weave cotton fabric that can withstand a 60 degree wash – & the more pillowcases the better. Please use the contact form below if you can help & I’ll co-ordinate replies & donations. Thank you.