SCRUBS FOR EPSOM & ST. HELIER
Dawn & Julie
Dawn, on the left - Why did I join this group ? Probably similar to a lot of people, I wanted to try and help in some way. There was also a very personal reason and that was because my younger sister, who is a midwife was putting others‘ needs before her own ‘safety’. I knew I wanted to do more.
I had seen a post about helping with scrubs and whilst I cannot sew, I knew my organisational skills would be useful. I am so proud of everything we have achieved as a group and I also had the opportunity to see first hand what a difference we made to so many people. It was not easy and at times we were responding to requests late at night and very early in the morning.
We definitely could not have achieved all of this without the involvement of everyone in our group and they were so supportive of what we were doing and each other. They say that disasters bring people together and this was definitely the case.
Finally I have to mention my fellow admin team members. Although we were strangers brought together in strange times, we quickly became a team. We have had good times, laughter and also sad times. There were sometimes when we felt like we did not know what we were doing but together we made decisions and did whatever was needed to make it all happen. I look forward to the day we can meet properly and maybe raise a glass or two together.
Julie, pictured with me, was supporting the Orpington scrub hub. They contacted us to ask if we could help fulfill a request for bags as they didn’t have enough for the order. Julie and her husband volunteered to collect them.
Julie - Sewing began due to boredom, as we normally spend most of our time travelling or at our house in France.
We were back in the U.K. for the arrival of our granddaughter, she was delivered on lock down day ... so no cuddles, no family visitors. Living in a rented house with no gardening or maintenance to do .... led to the sewing, before we went crazy. Now the sewing is so busy we are crazy !