When I saw an advert in the Doncaster Councils Covid-19 weekly email update I passed the info on to my daughter Jade who along with Sandra, the wife of W. Bro Dennis Atkin, has joined the small army of volunteers helping to make Scrubs for the vastly under-supplied Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS workers.
The volunteer team is sponsored by Refurnish, owned, and run by Andy Simson. Refurnish is a Doncaster based charity which works in partnership with the local authority and Sita UK to collect bulky household furniture and goods from domestic properties in the Doncaster Borough. Wherever possible these items are reused or recycled and put to good use. During this period of lock down, Doncaster Refurnish has effectively diversified its skills into supporting volunteers to produce scrubs for front line workers in hospitals and care homes in their own localities. A dedicated Facebook page enables the individual members to remain engaged with the rest of the group.
From Left: Jade Evans, Linda and Sarah Chapman, W. Bro Andy Evans, Catherine Ford, Annette Noble, Joan White, Kerry Burton, Elsie Tinker, Marina Grimshaw, Claire McConville, Mandy Elks, Michelle Boardman, Coleen Besfold and Andy Burton.
Individual “Scrubs” sets quality checked and size-packaged ready for delivery
NHS staff wearing the most welcomed Scrubs.
Sets of Scrubs made and washed ready to deliver back to Kerry and her team at Nightshades.