At the start of the pandemic, Gioconda Gomez came up with the idea of putting her sewing skills to help make scrubs for local NHS workers and the idea spread very quickly. Her Justgiving target of £1,000 now stands at over £4200 and she has received and bought loads of fabric creating thousands of scrubs for those working in Cambridgeshire.
Her activities have not only got local attention but national too and has appeared on many news items with the BBC and various other national networks.
She has also recruited an army of volunteers, who until recently were working out of Coton Hall near Cambridge but has had to give up the space so that the venue can prepare to reopen.
Aitus Group, the owners of 62 Newnham Street (BAR62), saw Scrubs for Cambridgeshire in need of a space to work from while looking for a permanent home. “We were happy to help such a worthy cause.”
Ms Gomez commented to Spotted in Ely “Thank you very much to the very generous and kind-hearted Fiona Talbot that kindly offered her very spacious BAR 62 in Ely that had to be closed because of the COVID and will not be open anytime soon. We are very grateful to have a temporary hub where we can continue doing our work for the healthcare community. We have many sewers in Ely that have been sewing and produce many scrubs for the NHS. Thank you!”
You can follow the progress of Scrubs for Cambridgeshire in their Facebook group where you can also volunteer and donate: https://www.facebook.com/groups/243760926807640/
Read Ms Gomezs initial post where the group first started: https://www.facebook.com/groups/243760926807640/permalink/244642806719452/