When I put a post up asking if you any of you knew of anywhere local that might need some help from us, Shirley Oakes came back with Teddington Memorial Hospital needed headbands. The PPE when worn for many hours at a time makes the wearer’s ears sore. There were details for how to make them on YouTube.
Ann Dale promptly volunteered and has been making sewing and crocheting headbands for the nurses at Teddington Memorial Hospital for the last 3 weeks and this week she passed over nine ‘scrubs’ bags as well as 20+ headbands. We received the following email
Thank you again for all your support and hard work making PP Equipment for the team at Teddington Memorial Hospital.
Your work of the past week was dropped off at the hospital, and the nursing staff were thrilled with how many headbands had been made this week (over 200 more).
The extra visors made were greatly appreciated too.
The personal cards and a knitted nurse with facemask were very thoughtful and also very well received.
Such support really makes a difference to the nursing team. Knowing they are being thought of and that we are all truly grateful for what they are doing to care for our local community.
Many thanks again for all you are doing to support The League of Friends and the team at Teddington Memorial Hospital and please pass on our thanks to any friends who have also helped make items.
Such a wonderful community we live in.
We have a great community, so if any others of you think you can knit,, crochet or sew some headbands – wool or fabric, elastic and 2 buttons per headband are required, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Scrub bags are also required. The ‘scrubs’ are taken off, put in the bag then the whole thing goes into the wash at 60C.
Ann and I have patterns for both, so please ask us.
Meanwhile, Ange and Scott have been on the go again and between homemade meals going out, she has delivered some no-longer-wanted sheets and duvet covers to Jill Goddard. Her U3A group have people turning them into scrubs. It doesn’t matter if they’re plain or patterned, they are all welcomed! Ange, Scott and I are willing to do a collect and deliver service, so just ask if you find any bedding you no longer requre, please let us know.
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