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Farnley: Face mask volunteers net supermarket support

A group of Farnley volunteers have been boosted in their efforts to make face masks for front line workers after receiving a donation of fabric bundles from Aldi.

Volunteers at Scrub Hub, a number of whom are based in Farnley, have been putting their sewing skills to good use to create scrubs and face coverings for local NHS and not-for-profit organisations.

Aldi has reached out to provide 100 of its Fat Quarter fabric bundles so that they can keep producing the items.

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The donation follows the government’s announcement that it will be compulsory to wear face masks on public transport, ensuring Scrub Hub Leeds can provide masks to more key workers in the area so that they can get into work safely.

Items including scrubs, ear guards, face coverings and laundry bags are all made to order by the experienced and professional volunteers.

Lenka Kupkova, from Scrub Hub in Leeds, said: 

“We’re incredibly grateful to Aldi for their support and generosity, which will enable us to create even more protective face coverings to help keep our community safe.”

Items including scrubs, ear guards, face coverings and laundry bags are all made to order by the experienced and professional volunteers.

Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: 

“We’ve been touched by the kind-heartedness and community spirit shown by Scrub Hubs across the country, and wanted to make a small gesture of support to thank members of Scrub Hub Leeds for their selfless efforts. We hope this will encourage them to keep up their fantastic work.”

Aldi has worked with The Big Community Sew, an initiative that is encouraging people to make their own face coverings for friends, family and neighbours at home, to offer a handy guide to making your own masks.

Pictured, top, is Farnley Scrub Hub volunteer Victoria.

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