It’s sew great! More than 30 women have joined the Hadstock Scrubs Posse

PUBLISHED: 12:08 11 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:11 11 May 2020

Lynn Nuttall from Hadstock sewing scrubs

Lynn Nuttall from Hadstock sewing scrubs

Archant

Over 30 women have joined the Hadstock Scrubs Posse from as far away as London

Clare Kay sewing scrubsClare Kay sewing scrubs

Women from Elmdon, Ashdon and as far away as Hackney have now joined the Hadstock Scrubs Posse.

Sets of scrubs, all neatly embroidered with sizes and in different colours, have been delivered to hospitals and care homes. There are now more than 30 women sewing scrub, cutting out, overlocking and sewing.

Their latest deliveries were 34 sets to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, 36 sets to Papworth, and 50 sets to Cambridge & Peterborough Health Trust. The Hadstock NHS Scrubs Posse began with five people cutting out and 17 sewing with the plan to help hospitals and care homes.

The group was started by Sonia Villiers who has worked in the fashion industry. Sonia said: “I still had my industrial overlocker and flatbed sewing machine. We are happy to give free scrubs to any local health care professionals.”

Selina from Hacknewy sewing scrubsSelina from Hacknewy sewing scrubs

In the first two weeks, the group received £1,200 from supporter buying 750 metres of fabric. Email: Soniavilliers@icloud.com

Anne Tozer from ElmdonAnne Tozer from Elmdon

Vicky Rapkin at her machineVicky Rapkin at her machine

Harriet Burrow from AshdonHarriet Burrow from Ashdon

You may also want to watch:


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Saffron Walden Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter