Sew much support | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
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When our talented volunteers heard that the clinical staff at Lifehouse were running low on personal protective equipment, they kicked their sewing machines into gear to help.

The result was the Sew-a-scrub project, a sewing bee of around 20 volunteers making scrubs and masks from donated fabric. With the team churning out an incredible 3-4 sets of scrubs per day, it didn’t take long for the traditional blue garb to be lost in a colourful sea of spots, floral and even dinosaur prints. The team also turned out around 100 masks per day in equally flamboyant prints, as gifts to our vulnerable patients.

“It was phenomenal,” says Volunteer Manager Karen Heath. “From the local stores who donated fabric, to the vollies who drove it to our amazing sewers – it was a true community effort.”

“We loved the home-made scrubs,” says Nurse Unit Manager Bec Lever (pictured above, left). “These beautiful designs brought some much-needed energy and positivity to the team at a really stressful time.”

Interested in supporting patients and staff by sewing some face masks? Find more information here

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