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MP launches ‘West Dorset Scrub Hub’

West Dorset’s MP, Chris Loder, has today launched the ‘West Dorset Scrub Hub’ calling for fabric, funds or fans of sewing to support our doctors, nurses and carers with getting more of the personal protective equipment that they need.

The MP says: “We are experiencing unprecedented times which is putting resources under strain. We have a fast-growing number of people with Coronavirus locally and I want to do all we can to support frontline medical and care professionals. We now have an army of volunteers across West Dorset who have joined our ‘Scrub Hub’ and are ready to sew – we just need donations of the appropriate fabric, or help with buying this, in order to help the project take off.

“So many constituents have asked what they can practically do to help – and making scrubs for those working so hard in our hospitals and care homes is a really good place to start. As we are all staying at home just now, this is a great opportunity to do something really valuable to help.”

Listen to our interview with Chris Loder

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne has already answered the MP’s call to action, with a project to sew scrubs for the community hospital’s frontline staff, along with a donation of £1000 donation towards the effort.

The call to action reaches out to hospital friends, Facebook groups, W.I. groups, sewing groups and individuals who have the technical or dressmaking skills required and who would like to make a difference. Patterns will be provided and help with materials too if needed.

Chris Loder invites anybody who is interested to sign up at or to email him at for further information.

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