A charity started by radio DJ Chris Evans has given a 10,000-metre fabric windfall to be turned into clothing for NHS workers as part of the For The Love of Scrubs campaign being co-ordinated by Fiona Robertson at Lincoln University – a key member of the group which has been assisting Lincolnshire Freemasons in their support for the Love of Scrubs campaign.
Barton Freemason Phil Spicksley said the fabric had arrived out of the blue, and was in addition to 2,200 metres bought through the combination of donations from Freemasons and a grant from the Covid-19 group of the Freemasons’ charity the MCF.
Phil said it had been through an appeal for cardboard boxes to transport the clothing that he’d met Karl Walker, the MD of Scunthorpe-based furniture manufacturer Lebus. Said Phil: “Lebus have previously been involved in cutting and sewing scrubs for the Scunthorpe group. Karl agreed that the company would cut and machine all of 2,200 metres of material we’d bought. It will make up to 900 sets of scrubs. I’ll then collect them and take them to Barton Masonic Hall, where we will the distribute the clothing around the Province wherever it is needed by the NHS.” The clothing was expected to be ready for use within about 10 days.
In the meantime the factory at Spilsby, which had previously been working with Phil, is cutting fabric for home sewing, which is being co-ordinated but Fiona at Lincoln University. Phil added: “Together, we are achieving our goal. Scrubs will soon be in supply from us to the NHS at all levels, and there is enough cut material to supply the ladies who are working from home and using their time to keep them mentally fresh and busy.”