A Harrogate community group making personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors at the town’s District Hospital has been given a £5,000 boost from the Freemasons.
Over the last two months the Harrogate Scrubbers – an army of volunteers led by teacher Fran Taylor – has been busy making scrubs, laundry bags, scrub caps and waterproof gowns, to help ensure the medics are protected when treating Coronavirus patients.
Fran created the group in response to the national shortage of scrubs, and recently the 2,000th set – made by the 750-strong team – was delivered to the hospital. The volunteers are now on phase two, with scrubs being made for a host of Community Clinical Settings, including doctors’ surgeries, dentists and hospices.
And with a set of scrubs costing £27, the donations by the Freemasons will result in another 185 benefitting key workers in the town.
£2,500 was donated by the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, following an application by Harlow Lodge, which …