The Scrubbery - South London
Why we need your help
Why we need your help?
Can you help an NHS or Care worker to help your family and friends?
So much has happened in these past months for all of us. Parish Action are supporting a South London group https://www.thescrubbery.org/ who continue to sew scrubs, masks, headbands and gowns as part of a national initiative, as well as distributing wellbeing bags. This team, including people from the Parish Action committee and our parish, is focussing on hospitals, GP surgeries, hospices, care homes, the ambulance service and prisons as the need arises and directly matching requests with people who can sew the garments. The team of dedicated sewers now numbers over 100 people.
- 4,000 scrub sets for the Marsden Hospital
- 9,000 face masks for St George’s University Hospital
- 1,500 sets of scrubs for the Royal Brompton Hospital
- 1,000 sets of scrubs for St George’s Hospital
- 450 sets of scrubs for King’s College University Hospital
- Scrubs for Hillingdon hospital where the doctors have been told to bring in tracksuits, Hammersmith Hospital, Ealing Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Kingston Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, St. Helier & St. Peter’s Hospital, West Middlesex Hospital , Teddington Memorial Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability.
- In addition to scrubs requests there are requests for isolation gowns, scrub hats, masks and children’s hospital pyjamas.
- Requests from dentists to replace the PPE they donated to the NHS at start of the pandemic
- Increasing numbers of requests from care homes & prison services
- Requests from hospital pharmacies, oncology outpatients and breast screening services
- Requests from fourth year medical students
Why are scrubs needed?
Scrubs are usually only worn in theatres and A&E to be clean for theatres and to be easily dirty and replaceable in A&E. However, within this pandemic, everywhere is considered dirty and everyone needs scrubs. It doesn’t take long to work out that a staggering number of additional garments are needed.
Doctors at the less wealthy hospitals usually have to buy their own scrubs, but there is nowhere to source them. The government is still relying on the army of home-sewers to make up the deficit alongside factories that they are starting to repurpose.
How is your donation used?
It takes 3.5 metres of fabric to make a single pair of scrubs and with tape for the drawstring waist and a roll of thread this costs around £10 in materials per pair. To maximise the money we receive we are purchasing contract lengths of cloth from wholesalers and also using donated cloth and trimmings direct from studios, workrooms and individuals and cutting in bulk. No-one is charging for their time. Pictures of production line can be seen on our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/thescrubbery
and our website:
It easy to donate money through the Virgin Giving website to help purchase materials, including cloth for scrubs, threads, and also contents for the wellbeing bags the team are assembling. If you would like to volunteer on the team as a machinist making the scrubs then please do get in touch.
The sum of the littles will make a huge difference, thank you so much for any help you can give.
raised towards £20,000.00 target
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £16,543.25
Raised offline £0.00