1. Non-Surgical Scrubs for NHS Staff
This appeal is now closed
The COVID19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our local NHS services, with many NHS staff working tirelessly to keep us safe and well. Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Wexham Park, Heatherwood and Frimley Hospital, were in need of non-surgical scrubs to help them prepare and cope for the demand for extra staff during this major influx of COVID19. These non-surgical scrubs help to reduce the risk of cross contamination for those key health workers at our local hospitals.
A local fashion manufacturer, Lynda Yong Couture, put together a team of seamstresses who agreed to donate their time to make these essential garments for NHS staff. The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Councillor Sayonara Luxton, co-ordinating a fundraising effort to purchase the much-needed material to make these non-surgical scrubs. Local residents have been very generous and more than enough funds have been raised to pay for the material to make all the non-surgical scrubs required by the Trust.
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust have been supplied with 2000 sets of scrubs for their staff, 50 sets have been delivered to Thames Hospice, 10 have been given to King Edward VII Hospital and a number have also been delivered to local GP surgeries and the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Therefore as this fundraising appeal has been successful in its aim further donations of money or fabric is no longer required at this time. The surplus funds that have been donated will be used to purchase material for any additional scrubs that may be required in the near future or to pay for much needed appropriate personal protective equipment required by local health care workers.
The Mayor said "I would like to thank all the people who have generously contributed to the appeal either by making a monetary donation, donating fabric or giving their time and expertise to make the scrubs. The medical staff have been delighted with the scrubs - some of which are in very colourful cheerful fabric - and also with the messages of support that the machinists have included with the scrubs. Thank you all for your support. I am indeed grateful as our medical staff and patients are too. Take care, stay safe and well".