​A community of volunteers, organised and funded by the Made in Ashford businesses who would usually be selling their home-made crafts from their shop in Park Mall, are sewing scrubs and PPE for the NHS.

With the help of the local community, Made in Ashford have been doing some incredible fundraising to support the William Harvey Hospital and the local health trust in Ashford and surrounding areas.

The group have raised over £8000 to spend on fabric and supplies needed to make hospital scrubs, masks, hats and washbags. The funding means that anyone wishing to contribute to the task force can do so, regardless of their financial situation.

The team has delivered over 5000 meters of fabric to 279 sewers so far; that’s enough to sew 1263 sets of scrubs! More and more people are getting involved every day, volunteering as sewers, cutters, packers, delivery drivers, collection drivers and coordinators.

If you’d like to get involved, you can either donate to the go fund me page to help raise funds for the fabrics, or volunteer yourself by joining the Facebook group.

Image credit: Ashford, Dover & Folkestone Scrubbers (WHH) Facebook Group

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