SCRUBS FOR EPSOM & ST. HELIER
When lockdown first started, I wasn’t able to work from home and felt that I really wanted to do something to help the NHS crisis. My daughter had seen on Facebook that people were making face mask adapters and I thought maybe I could do that.
Taking a look, I saw the adapters were crocheted, which I can’t do but I can knit very well. I devised my own pattern and just started knitting. I also saw requests for pairs of knitted hearts. As no visitors were allowed into hospitals, one heart was given to the patient and the other to their family, when the patient came home, the two hearts were re-united.
Making the adapters and hearts made me feel very positive, being at home not working had been getting me down. Now I got up each morning with purpose, knowing I was helping, just a little bit, all the wonderful angels in the NHS. I didn’t realise how much the adapters were needed and just wish I had known sooner. I posted my adapters knitting pattern on Facebook with the aim of getting other people knitting so more could be made. Now working at home, I will continue to make the adapters and hearts as long as they are still needed. So far I have made over 750 adopters and 83 sets of hearts.
Finally I’d like to say that the community spirit between all the other Facebook members, especially those on the Scrubs website who shared all their efforts, has made me very proud to have contributed and been a part of it.