(by Brad Barnes, Peterborough Telegraph, June 28, 2020)
Peterborough Freemasons in conjunction with the Masonic Charitable Foundation have donated £2,000 to support the work of ‘For the Love of Scrubs Stamford’, with many, including Peterborough Key Workers benefiting.
The group is run entirely by volunteers, and relies on fundraising and donations to purchase fabric, tape and thread to make garments for NHS and Healthcare workers on the frontline.
The initiative, which is part of the national ‘For the Love of Scrubs – Our NHS Needs You’ campaign, is locally-led by Miriam Spring Davies along with Jo Winterbourne, Bex Key, Lucy Thornton-Reid, and Beck Rogers. Miriam was moved to establish the Stamford group in response to the national PPE shortage. Usually working as the Head of Wardrobe at the Stamford Shakespeare Company at Tolethorpe, she has swapped making Shakespearian costumes for scrubs, surgical hats and washbags, and in just a few short weeks has recruited 1,000 volunteers to …