Volunteer scrub making group helped by ScotRail

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ScotRail supplies NHS with scrubs
Credit: ScotRail

NHS staff in the Scottish Highlands have received a vital donation of sanitary clothing thanks to volunteers and ScotRail.

The train operator transported 30 bales of fabric which will be used to make up hospital scrubs for staff in Inver, Caithness and Elgin.

The fabric was put onto an off-peak train service from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness on Friday, 24 April.

Three hundred volunteers are part of the NHS Scotland for the Love of Scrubs.

More than £41,000 has been raised in public donations to buy fabric and sewing materials, with more than 1,000 sets of scrubs made, all done following social distancing guidelines.

What did the officials say?

David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said:

“I’m delighted that ScotRail has been able to support NHS Scotland for the Love of Scrubs – it’s a truly wonderful cause.

“By transporting the scrubs on ScotRail services free of charge, we hope that it will save on transport costs and allow the volunteers to spend more money on materials to make more of this vital equipment.”

Holly Baxter-Weir, Organiser at NHS Scotland for the Love of Scrubs, said:

 “We’re really thankful for ScotRail’s help in distributing this fabric, as well as other supplies we need to allow us to continue to support the NHS.

“This delivery has saved us enough money in courier fees to make another 43 sets of scrubs, which is really just incredible. It makes such a difference and allows our fund to stretch further.”

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