How have Swansea Soroptimists volunteered to help the Hospitals and Care Homes in the Area during Coronavirus times?
Some members and their friends have dug out their sewing machines and knitting needles and volunteered to make masks, hats, headbands, dirty scrub bags and red hearts for staff of the local hospitals and care homesWe have used our old duvet covers and pillow cases and been supplied wool from Swansea Bay Knitters and Crocheters when we ran out of wool.
To mid June we made 154 items, 62 facemasks, 8 hats, 10 scrub bags, 12 headbands, 2 scrub hats, 16 Morse Bags and 44 hearts.
Is it really necessary?
Yes of course. There is still a short supply of these things and we can volunteer in these difficult times by re using what we have to make things that are needed by the people on the front line. It is better than taking stuff to land fill when charity shops are not open and the local recycling centres are.
Can other people help?
Yes. Have you volunteered to make scrubs and other items at Swansea Bay UHB -For the Love of Scrubs? If not contact them or Swansea Bay Knitters and crafters on Facebook or simply Contact us. Volunteering Week was from June 1st – 7th 2020 but you can still get involved in some way if you can. See what else we volunteer to do on our Welcome Page