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Dudley hospital sew grateful to group

By James Vukmirovic | Dudley | Coronavirus | Published:

A hospital has been showing its gratitude to the kind donations by supporters of the NHS.

Kerri Dunn (right) hands over the badges to Lisa Maidment, founder of For the Love of Scrubs. Pictured with back left: Ann Haden, Emily Tolley and Avril Watkins

Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley has been the recipient of more than 30,000 pieces of PPE from For the Love of Scrubs, a group of home and professional machinists.

The group, which more than 1,000 members, have worked to produce scrubs, theatre gowns, visors, ear protectors and many other pieces of PPE for the staff at the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kerri Dunn, senior staff nurse at Russells Hall, said she had wanted to do something to thank the people at For the Love of Scrubs for all they had done.

The 47-year-old from Dudley said: “They’ve worked to help us and the rest of the community, including nursing homes, hospices and care assistants, as we were running short of supplies for a while.

“I wanted to do something to say thank you to them for all they had done, so I got in touch with Tolley Badges in Kinver to see if they could do a badge for us to hand over.

“They came back and said they would use the sewing angel logo that the group uses and make it into a badge and they were also kind enough to supply them to me for free.”

Kerri was able to hand over the badges to representatives of For the Love of Scrubs at a presentation at Mary Stevens park in Stourbridge on June 6.

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She said the work by the group displayed the good side of human nature at a time of crisis.

She said: “At the end of the day, so many people have got together during this virus to help other people and it’s great to see people come together who may not have before.

“I wish I could do more to say thank you and this is the least we can do to say thank you for everything.”

To find out more about For the Love of Scrubs and to donate to their Go Fund Me campaign, go to gofundme.com/f/5b769-for-the-love-of-scrubs

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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