Pennypot Day Nursery practitioner creates scrubs for NHS heroes
Selfless Practitioner, Lucia Wakefield from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham has been working hard to create scrubs for staff at a number of hospitals across the area.
After contacting a group named ‘Scrubs, Glorious Scrubs’, Lucia is now working alongside 360 volunteers, who range from sewing enthusiasts to costume designers, in order to provide essential uniforms to NHS heroes on the frontline.
The scrubs are then distributed to a number of care facilities, including Wexham Hospital and Frimley Health Trust. The group are currently working towards the target of creating 2000 sets for both Frimley Park Hospital and St Peters Hospital.
Scrubs, Glorious Scrubs have received numerous donations of fabric from generous members of the public and even department store John Lewis, as well as contributions of thread from Hobbycraft to help support the initiative.
Lucia Wakefield, Nursery Practitioner at the setting on Pennypot Lane explained;
“My mum was a seamstress and I was taught by a very strict needle art teacher at school, which I’m now very grateful for. I’ve always made clothes for my children, and now they are grown up I make them for my grandchildren too”.
“I know many people working in hospitals that have contracted coronavirus, and I really wanted to do my bit to help. For all of the incredible work they are doing, I feel sitting at my sewing is a small sacrifice, but hopefully one that makes an impact.”