For the Love of Scrubs
Coronavisus – Covid 19 has unfortunately closed down The Royal Bridlington for the timebeing so we are making scrubs.
However, as we have built up many years of Fabric expertise we have turned into the Bridlington Scrub Hub.
A group of individuals in Bridlington and the surrounding villages have been given a massive boost in their project. The group are providing Scrubs for the NHS, Care Homes, Primary Care Networks and GP Surgeries.
Up until the start of this week the Group had raised a wonderful sum of donations from various sources. These included the Bridlington Town Council, The Lords Feoffees, The Lions, Roundtable, Tourism Associations and Old Town Association as well as many individual donations.
The group now consists of over 50 sewers in the area. They have already produced and provided over 200 sets to Bridlington Hospital, as well as many sets to GP Surgeries and Care Homes. Based at The Royal Bridlington on Shaftesbury Road the donations received have helped to purchase fabric for around 500 sets.
Then this week, as a bolt out of the blue, the group have received a massive fund raising boost. They have had a donation of £2,000 from the Lissett Windfarm Fund. This has been managed following the approach by Cllr Evison and Owen to whom the Group are very grateful. This donation will provide sufficient fabric for the production of around another 200 scrubs for the front line NHS Staff.
The wonderful community spirit is epitomised in this project where people from all of Bridlington, Sewerby, Driffield and Nafferton are coming together to sew at this time of need. With all healthcare staff now needing to wear scrubs to protect themselves and their families from Covid 19 the demand couldn’t be higher especially when the Covid 19 “Hot Ward” staff have to change theirs up to 5 or 6 times per day.
But this project is not only helping the NHS and Care Providers. It is also giving many people a purpose. It is helping to alleviating boredom during the enforced lockdown and maintaining many peoples mental health.
Tim Norman, Dirctor at The Royal Bridlingtin, who is assisting in the fundraising and delivery and collection of the scrubs, said “This is a wonderful team effort. It starts with the person who has made the smallest donation, to the person who has sewn 40 sets with Love. I am so proud to be involved in this massive Community Spirited Project. We are all so proud of what has been achieved and grateful to everyone who has made this such a fantastic success in these dark time.”