With the weekly claps ceasing last week, it is important to remember the dedication and hard work being carried out by the NHS still during these tough times. So when individuals join together and volunteer tirelessly to help our key workers, it must be recognised.
At approx. 300 members on Facebook, with 200 not on Facebook, the ‘Crafting for Carers’ group has been hard at work providing scrubs, gowns and masks to key workers. Clients are able to request orders for their business, and the group members are always eager to help in any way they can. They started distributing just in Medway, but due to their expansion, they are able to support across wider Kent as well! On average 205 Keyworkers each week, benefit from their work.
But it doesn’t stop there. Knitted “hearts of hope” are also being sent out to key workers, to uplift their mood and remind them we are all thinking of them. So much love and generosity are worked into every one crafted, it is that such some consolation that such a terrible virus has brought together communities and reminded us of how strong we all are.
Anyone who has a passion for sewing and crochet can join, with the admins posting ‘HowToMake’ pdfs for guidance, and a string of material donations constantly coming in. From scraps of material to pillowcases, the passion to help in any way one can is lovely to witness.
If you can donate any money to their “All Scrubbed Out” appeal, offer your services or even have some old pillowcases lying around, get in contact now on these links:
Thank you to everyone’s hard work. Together we will beat this.
Written by virtual volunteer Emily Clugston
Photo by Jane Carmona