The first lockdown meant that we could no longer operate as we usually did, running fundraising events for various causes and making donations to them.
This was recognised throughout the UK Lions organisation and our UK Headquarters decided to make grants available for lockdown-related projects. We applied for such a grant and received £1,000 towards our proposal to supply scrubs to local care homes, hospitals and other care-related organisations.
We first registered with the national Scrubs website (scrubhub.org), took advice on sources of fabric supply and the required sewing patterns and set about recruiting experienced volunteer sewers to make scrubs, laundry bags and related products.
To date we have supplied:-
Meadow Lodge Care Home Services
Hilltop Manor – Sherburn in Elmet
Over the duration of the first lockdown when the shortage of PPE was a major issue.
We also raised funds from donations made through our website amounting to a further £125 and added further funds from our own charity account.
Here are some of the photos we took relating to this project:-