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Swarm of seamstresses sew PPE across Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 May 2020 | UPDATED: 17:07 27 May 2020

Redbridge and Chigwell Covid 19: For the Love of Scrubs Seamstresses has produced more than 1,200 bags 1,400 earsavers and 200 scrubs. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

Redbridge and Chigwell Covid 19: For the Love of Scrubs Seamstresses has produced more than 1,200 bags 1,400 earsavers and 200 scrubs. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

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Seamstresses are working around the clock to sew PPE for hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries.

The group's youngest member is Rumaysa Ahmed . Picture: Razwana HafizThe group's youngest member is Rumaysa Ahmed . Picture: Razwana Hafiz

Redbridge and Chigwell Covid 19: For the Love of Scrubs Seamstresses was started by three women who were chatting over a WhatsApp group wondering what they could do to help the NHS.

The group makes fun designs out of the earsavers they make. Picture: Razwana HafizThe group makes fun designs out of the earsavers they make. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

The group, which soon grew to more than 40 volunteers, source requests for PPE where it is most needed, and organises donations of sheets and delivery through a Facebook page.

One of the seamstresses Shaista Shah said she feels honoured that she can help in some way and make a difference. Picture: Razwana HafizOne of the seamstresses Shaista Shah said she feels honoured that she can help in some way and make a difference. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

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So far the group has made more than 1,200 bags, 1,400 earsavers and 200 scrubs.

Each delivery comes with a personalised thank you note. Picture: Razwana HafizEach delivery comes with a personalised thank you note. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

One of the founders, Razwana Hafiz, said: “For many of the ladies it has given them a purpose during lockdown doing something useful in particular for the older ladies.

Hello Kitty scrub bags. Picture: Razwana HafizHello Kitty scrub bags. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

“We even have a 12-year-old stitching!”

The group has been delivering PPE to hospitals, care homes, and GP surgeries. Picture: Razwana HafizThe group has been delivering PPE to hospitals, care homes, and GP surgeries. Picture: Razwana Hafiz

To help the group surpass its £1,000 fundraising goal, visit 
www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trsloveofscrubs


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