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Volunteers scrub up well

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A band of crafty volunteers based around a fabric emporium in Rotherham have joined together to help tackle a shortage of “scrubs” during coronavirus crisis.

Scrubs are the sanitary clothing worn by surgeons, nurses, physicians and other workers involved in patient care in hospitals.

Jayne Maxwell, owner of From Rags to Stitches on Maltby’s High Street, has closed her shop following Government guidance and furloughed staff, but was positive that she could still make herself useful whilst being hemmed in at home.


Using the shop’s Facebook page, Jayne has helped to bring volunteer sewists together, shared patterns and tutorials, and raised money to buy fabric and pay for postage.

All you volunteers are doing a great job!! Lots more ready for collection. Thank you all so much. Also a big thank you…

Posted by From Rags To Stitches on Thursday, 9 April 2020

Jayne, who’s daughter Emma works at Rotherham Hospital, is working hard to keep up with demand, working with her fellow “scrubbers” to create completed scrubs, headbands and scrub bags.

Over 500 metres of fabric has gone out to volunteers!

Images: From Rags To Stitches / Facebook

Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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