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Bags for the NHS

 

The local coordinator of "Bags for the NHS" asked for the following message to be displayed.  Anyone wishing to be involved in this project, please contact us using our email address: ashteadwi@gmail.comLillian has said completed bags can be left with, or picked up by her - but please phone first.  

 

"I am pleased to say we have so far made about 165 bags, so a huge well done and thank you to everyone who has donated fabric and made bags so far! I wish I could say we are done but I’m afraid I’m asking you if you can do more. The lady I gave the first batch to has so far passed on over 500 bags but the more people hear about these things the more the requests keep coming.

I am now in contact with the admins of a FB group who are co-ordinating requests from lots of hospitals, GP practices, nursing homes, etc in the local area. 

We still need laundry bags, I have some donated bed linen that I can share out if you need it. I’ve attached a tutorial for these in case anyone wants to have a go but didn’t know where to start. They need to be about 60-65cm square if you are starting from scratch or you can convert old pillowcases. The tutorial says use ribbon but I’ve been told ribbon doesn’t hold up so well in the wash so a fabric tape or strip of fabric folded in half and stitched to make a ribbon will work better and one drawstring per bag is fine, they just look prettier with two." 

 

I have copied in further instructions.  Please see below:

 

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A big thank you to all those who have made bags for the nurses.  Two deliveries to date.  Keep up the good work