Pat Casey sewing scrubs at home

Hundreds of scrubs and other PPE items for NHS staff continue to be made by staff, students and helpers from King Alfred School in Highbridge.

A group of helpers have formed the ‘Priory Learning Trust Scrub Hub’ to create the items during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Caroline Bullock told “It has been a pleasure to be involved with the ‘Priory Learning Trust Scrub Hub’, as we have named it.”

“It has been a real team effort with Rachel Chainey leading the team of sewers from King Alfred School, including staff from right across the school as well lots of family and friends who have volunteered to help.”

“One of our most keen volunteers is 88-year-Pat Casey, pictured top, who is a former sister at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, she had been finding isolation tough and this has really helped. She loves making them.”

“Some students have even got involved helping making items such as scrub bags and headbands. Our key worker children have also spent some time helping to cut out materials, they really enjoyed being part of the effort.”

“The majority of our completed scrubs have gone to two groups called Taunton Scrubbers and Somerset Scrubbers.”

“We have been lucky enough to source material through these groups, as well as donations through supporters of the school and a scheme called Help Dress Medics which is made up of costume designers from TV and film.”

“We have now made well over 100 sets of scrubs in the last couple of weeks as well as lots of ear savers, headbands and scrub bags.”

“We have also laser cut around 1,000 buttons which are needed for ear savers and headbands, some of these we have used for our own products and others we have donated for others to use.”

“We are really grateful to all of our volunteers and supporters for allowing us to help our wonderful NHS workers in any way we can.”

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