Call for people to help sew PPE for Salisbury's essential workers

Call for people to help sew PPE for Salisbury's essential workers

Published by Jack Deery at 5:36am 21st April 2020. (Updated at 11:43am 21st April 2020)

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A new community Facebook group has been set up to help medical staff across the city.

More knitters and fabric donations are needed by one Salisbury group who are trying to make as much personal protective equipment as possible for key workers.

Currently, the 'Salisbury Makers Hub' group are making masks and scrub bags for Salisbury District Hospital, SDH, the community nurse team, the mental health group in Fountains Way and two GPs. 

Carol Kite told Spire FM how the idea came about: 

"To begin with there were lots of us making bit and pieces and giving to people on a very adhoc basis and I just felt if this was a coordinated effort, we could get more things out to people. 

Some of us had materials and not time and vice versa, so by bringing everyone together I just reckoned we could make more and meet more of the needs that are out there in the community."

Face masks made by Salisbury Makers Hub
Masks and scrub bags have been made so far

HOW TO HELP 

They are looking for more people to get involved and for more materials. 

If you think you can help out with this, you can join the Salisbury Makers Hub Facebook page, which you can find here www.facebook.com/SalisburyMakersHub

In order to try and make scrubs for health workers in the city, they have also set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to get the correct materials. 

Carol added that this project not only benefits the key workers, but the makers as well

"I think if you are a key or essential worker it's a really hard time for you having to leave your family each day not knowing if you're going to come into contact with the virus and what's going to happen. 

So I think those of us who actually are allowed to be at home and stay safe should be doing something to show them that we care and we think about them, but on the other hand, having started from that premise I'm really aware that those of us who are doing this are actually helping our own mental health as well."

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