SCRUBS FOR EPSOM & ST. HELIER
Covid-19 hit and all around the country volunteer groups quickly formed. I wanted to be a part of my local support network.
When I saw the ‘Scrubs for Epsom & St Helier’ Facebook page I sat and stared at the site for while. I couldn’t sew but wanted to. I had dreamed of being able to run up an outfit myself but had never followed a pattern in my life and although I had a sewing machine, I didn’t really use it. I realised this was my chance to be challenged and to come through the crisis with something positive and a new skill.
I soon learned that sewing isn’t a hobby, it’s a 'SPORT'. There have been highs and lows but every day it became easier. It was an immense source of pride to hand in my humble but completed items to the Scrubs delivery man or the Bookham Butterflies WI. When I tore my calf muscle, I was happy to hop around my sewing table and keep going because I love sewing now. I’m in awe of the skills of the people on the group and of the hard work of everyone involved.
Even if people can’t sew they have given 'Likes' to beginners like me who have appreciated the encouragement. It’s been an amazing journey and the best thing of all is seeing the pictures of staff wearing the scrubs.