Volunteers making scrubs for Scarborough's health workers in need of materials

Busy volunteers making protective clothing for Scarborough’s health care workers are in need of more materials.

By Sarah Fitton
Monday, 18th May 2020, 9:49 am
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 10:08 am

Scarborough Scrubs Makers - For The Love Of Scrubs are looking for elastic and pipe cleaners to make face masks for hospital and care home staff.

The group - which was formed on Facebook - now has more than 300 members who have so far made around 750 sets of scrubs.

The volunteers have also provided more than 1,000 wash bags, at least 70 hats and 200 masks.

Sign up to our daily The Scarborough News Today newsletter

Scrubs made by a member of Scarborough Scrubs Makers.

They have been using all sorts of material - from duvet covers to curtains.

But in order to make more face masks, the group are making an appeal for 5mm-wide elastic and pipe cleaners.

Anyone who can help should contact Tim 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.

Their fund raising page has already collected £300 and they are hoping to take that total to more than £500 by the end of this month.

To donate, search for The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers on https://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.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you