Milford on Sea WI rapidly became part of New Forest Sewing for the NHS, organised by Becton Rotary, when the pandemic broke. WI members, together with friends and neighbours in the village have sewn scrub bags, headbands and scrub caps for use in our local hospitals and care homes. Approximately 2000 items were made and distributed. Ladies, and a few gentlemen, also ironed in excess of 3000 plastic gowns which apparently were better made than those obtained commercially!
Their latest achievement is to make in excess of 700 face coverings which are all recyclable. They have been available for anyone from The Pharmacy at Milford Medical Centre, Time and Tide and The Cave.
Donations were asked for the masks in aid of New Forest Basics Bank. On Tuesday 23rd June, the total raised hit a magnificent £1000 which will be put to good use in the coming months.
Face coverings are still available in a multitude of designs and fabrics. Please support this local initiative.
Huge thanks are due to everyone who has sewn all these items or donated for the masks.