The people of Ilkley come together to make scrubs for local GP’s

More than 50 sewers in Ilkley have been working hard from their homes to make new scrubs for local GP’s and medical professionals.

This amazing show of solidarity comes as local medical professionals are instructed to wear scrubs for their safety, but simply don’t have enough on hand.

In response to the shortage, a community-led initiative, Ilkley Coronavirus Response, called on locals to put their sewing skills to the test to help out in this time of crisis. And local residents responded brilliantly, forming the Ilkley Sewing Team.

The team has made up of more than 60 sets scrubs tops and trousers, so far and is on target to make 100 sets by the end of the week.

Many have come from the local volunteer sector, with over 20 people from the local Great Get Together team getting involved. For many over 70’s or those in self isolation this is a great way of volunteering and contributing.

Ilkley Coronavirus Response is a community-led initiative drawing together many local community and neighbourhood groups, charities and churches as well as medical professionals. Elected representatives and officers at town, district and national level are also all working well together on this initiative.