More than 200 people join forces to make scrubs for Scarborough's health workers

More than 200 people have joined forces to make scrubs for Scarborough’s health care teams.

By Sarah Fitton
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 10:35 am
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 10:36 am

Scarborough Scrubs Makers - For The Love Of Scrubs has already made an impressive 200 sets of scrubs and is set to make even more.

The army of tailors have got together via Facebook in a bid to ensure local hospital staff, GPs and care workers have the clothing they need.

“It’s tremendous,” said one of the group’s members Tim Kirkup, who helped source a laser cutter for the group’s work.

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Some of the scrubs the group has made. Picture: Scarborough Scrubs Makers

“The group has members from all walks of life. Many are not able to work at the moment and they’re putting their time and skills to very good use.”

The team cut, make, collect and deliver material and outfits across Scarborough.

But they are in need of more material, and are appealing for anyone to can help to get in touch.

Mr Kirkup said: “The group needs fabric that might be going spare in people’s homes.

“The ideal is strong sheeting material - not see-through fabric and not material like thick curtains.

“We also desperately need thread of any colour, please.”

Anyone who can help should contact Mr Kirkup on 07980 290266 or by email at [email protected].

The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers is handling donations for anyone who would like to put money towards the project.

To donate, search for The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers on www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving or email [email protected].

For more information about the group and how to help with making scrubs, search for Scarborough Scrubs Makers - For The Love Of Scrubs on Facebook.