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Mid-Essex community groups donate over 200 scrub tunics to Farleigh Hospice nurses

Thursday 28th May

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Groups across mid-Essex have produced and donated an incredible 200 scrubs to Farleigh Hospice. The scrubs will be worn by Farleigh nurses as they continue to work on the frontline, caring for patients through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South Woodham Ferrers Lions Club, the Kelvedon Scrubs Group and the Colchester Sewing Group have been part of an army of local organisations and individuals, working together to manufacture the scrubs for Farleigh’s Hospice at Home nurses.

In addition, the Chelmsford Emergency Scrubs Sewing Group has been fundraising to buy the fabrics, and Farleigh’s very own Maldon Craft and Fundraising Group have been donating and making scrubs for hospice staff.

Maureen Head, Chairwoman of Farleigh’s Maldon Craft and Fundraising Group, spoke about these initiatives, saying “Being involved with Farleigh in Maldon for such a long time has enabled me to build relationships and contacts with many people in the community who want to help. The scrubs project is a reminder of how together our community can be, especially at tough moments like this.

I had plenty of people texting and emailing me from the Maldon area and beyond, asking how they can help and if they can get involved with sewing. We originally made around 140 scrubs but with more fabric being donated we’ve now surpassed 200 easily. It’s so important our healthcare workers are taken care of and that’s our main objective.”

Alison Stevens, Chief Executive of Farleigh Hospice said “We are very thankful to our community for supporting us in so many different ways, whether financially or through providing essential equipment. These scrubs will help our nurses stay as safe as they can while still delivering care to those with life-limiting illnesses across mid-Essex through the COVID-19 pandemic.

To donate to Farleigh Hospice’s Community Appeal, please visit