A CREATIVE group of volunteers in South Birmingham who has been making much-needed scrubs and PPE for healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic have been boosted by a donation from Aldi.
The supermarket giant has contributed bundles of fabric to the Scrub Hub South Birmingham who are putting their sewing skills to good use to support the NHS.
As well as scrubs, the group has also been making ear guards, face coverings and laundry bags to order by the experienced and professional volunteers.
Aldi’s 200 Fat Quarter fabric bundles have been distributed to members, ready to be made into clothing, guards and coverings.
Marcelle Porteous, from Scrub Hub South Birmingham, said: “Aldi’s Fat Quarters are popular with our volunteers, so this really is a welcome donation.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Aldi for their support and generosity, which will enable us to create even more protective face coverings to help keep our community safe.”
Richard Thornton, Aldi UK’s Communications Director, said: “We’ve been touched by the kind-heartedness and community spirit shown by Scrub Hubs across the country, and wanted to make a small gesture of support to thank members of Scrub Hub South Birmingham for their selfless efforts.
“We hope this will encourage them to keep up their fantastic work.”
Aldi is donating hundreds of fat quarter bundles to Scrub Hubs and other community organisations across the UK.
Meanwhile, many Aldi shoppers have also taken to making their own face coverings at home using Aldi Fat Quarters, and have been sharing their crafty creations online.
To help, Aldi has worked with The Big Community Sew, a drive encouraging people to make their own face coverings for friends, family and neighbours at home, to offer a handy how-to guide.
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