Many more from our team have joined Ali and Adele. Strikingly, volunteers have come from all areas of the business. As well as the experienced sewers in our repairs team, those involved span across our departments; photography, merchandising, design, retail, production and e-commerce. So we’d like to give a huge shout out to all those who have taken up this project: Abbi Hughes, Adele Gingell, Ali Goodman, Poppy Barlow, Millie Smith, Sam Taylor, Amy Brock Morgan, Laura Craddock and Danni Dymond – take a bow.
To support the effort, Finisterre has donated over 500 meters of our cotton fabric that can be used by the volunteers, as well as bags to send out the kits, boxes and other packaging materials. We’ve always tried to use every scrap of fabric available in our mission to reduce waste, as anyone familiar with our Fabric Use-Up Project will know, and we feel that this may be one of the best instances of Fabric Use-Up that we’ve ever been involved with.
The project is still welcoming volunteers and you don’t even need to be able to sew to lend a hand. Visit the Cornwall Scrubs Facebook page for more information on how to volunteer or donate.
The work these volunteers are doing to support the incredible frontline NHS staff is a truly worthy cause and we’re happy to be able to help in whatever small way we can.
As another project to help our NHS, Finisterre have launched our first ever t-shirt design competition with 100% of sales going to the NHS Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. Head on over to our Instagram account to see how you can get involved.