The Sewing Crow-Bees, the group of volunteers sewing face masks through the pandemic to raise money for charity, need supplies of fabric to continue their amazing work.
They are are wanting donations of good quality, clean sheets and duvet covers – patterned or plain. Cotton or polycotton are ideal.
Since the first lockdown, the ladies have raised thousands of pounds by making face masks, and they are now busy making scrubs for Aspens, so the charity can keep their team and the people with learning disabilities they support safe.
If anyone has any unused items in the backs of their cupboards – that are not too worn out – they will be re-purposed for the scrubs we are currently making for Aspens charity. We also need pillowcases which we will make into scrub wash bags.
So far the ladies have raised £15,000 for Crowborough Hospital, £2,000 for The Royal British Legion and £1,500 for NHS Charities Together. In January they started to sew eye masks to give to hospitals for handing out to patients, nurses and doctors to use when trying to rest under the bright lights. However in the middle of the month they were approached by Aspens Charity asking if they could possible sew sets of scrubs for their staff. The call is for between 400-500 sets of tops and trousers and bags to keep them in.
The group have also set-up an Amazon Wish List and a GoFundMe page to help the ladies purchase essential items they need – such as thread, elastic and fabric cutters. So if you don’t have any spare fabric, you might consider helping support them in this way.