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Virtual sewing group make thousands of laundry bags for key workers

PUBLISHED: 19:29 20 July 2020 | UPDATED: 19:29 20 July 2020

Chippie and Helen Helen Whitehouse with some the the laundry bags. Picture: Flagship Housing

Chippie and Helen Helen Whitehouse with some the the laundry bags. Picture: Flagship Housing

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A group of self-isolating women have come together to make over 1,000 laundry bags, hundreds of masks and other PPE related items for NHS staff and care workers.

The community-led project, supported by Flagship Homes, have brought 20 women in Dereham together during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The group, who are all yet to meet, came together virtually and worked to design, sew, wash and iron the items, before the sought-after packages were distributed to hospitals and care homes across the region by volunteer, Helen Whitehouse.

“We are all hoping to meet up when rules allow”, Mrs Whitehouse said: “It has been fantastic to see this project unfold, and how it’s given so many people a sense of fulfilment, especially if they are self-isolating.

“I am so impressed by the efforts of everyone involved, and they have worked so hard to make a difference for the key workers. The recipients have all been really grateful.”


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