Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Website launch for Horncastle & Woodhall Spa’s For the love of Scrubs

The Horncastle & Woodhall Spa branch of For the love of Scrubs has created a virtual home with the launch of a new website.

The For the Love of Scrubs initiative was launched nationally by a nurse who saw a need for the clothes which go under the personal protection equipment (PPE) as well as the PPE itself.

Since then, local branches have sprung up across the country, including the one in Horncastle & Woodhall Spa in early April. Although it started small, it has now developed into an extensive volunteer network making scrubs and other items for a range of organisations across Lincolnshire.

It operates from its own Scrub Hub in Horncastle’s Stanhope Hall which opened in mid-April. The sewing effort is supported by a team of dedicated logistics and administrative volunteers.

The branch is spearheaded by organiser-in-chief Shelley Newman, supported by a team of cutters, sewers, admin and packers.

Dinah Ward of family-run Horncastle Cake Art, meanwhile, has organised the thread, tapes and haberdashery needed, as well cutting scrubs, in her bakery.

To date, more than 600 sets of scrubs, headbands, scrub caps and bags have been produced by the hardworking team.

On the new website, visitors can read all the team’s latest news, find out how they can donate either money or items and see how they can join the effort and become a volunteer. That’s not all, visitors can also peruse the gallery and see the scrubs being used by local doctors, nurses and carers. Click here to see the website for yourself.

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