Busy sew-and-sews receive funding boost

Aid for frontline workers given extra financing.

A voluntary organisation dedicated to creating scrubs, bags and other safety items for essential frontline workers has received a timely financial boost from a leading housebuilder.

Birmingham-based For The Love of Scrubs is part of a national network that engages thousands of volunteers to sew scrubs and other items for those in the healthcare sector. It applied for and received a £1,000 under the pioneering Community Champions programme run by Persimmon Homes, which has a regional HQ in Castle Bromwich.

Group spokesperson Chanel Morrison-Jolley said: “My group includes elderly people, those with disabilities and mobility issues, cancer patients and people who are isolated. Through the pandemic we have donated over sixteen thousand items across the Midlands – which helps our front-line services and the sewing brings great joy to our members.”

Chanel added: “We are now raising money for more fabric so that even more packs of a wider variety can be made up and distributed.”

Persimmon Homes Central sales director Sarah Preston said: “For The Love of Scrubs provides essential support for frontline workers and, in doing so, offers great motivation to their volunteers – many of whom are vulnerable people themselves. It is an excellent community project and we are pleased to announce a donation of one thousand pounds towards their ongoing work.”

Under its Community Champions scheme, each region of Persimmon Homes is able to select two locally-based charities every month for financial backing. Apply or find out more, here.