Behind the Scenes
My name is Ashleigh Linsdell, the nurse and founder who started the national campaign For The Love Of Scrubs LTD (FTLOS). We are an amazing network and community of volunteers, at our peak of over 68,000 sewers, fundraisers and other volunteers nationwide during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have created in excess of a whopping 500,000 sets of scrubs, among other items such as head bands, ear savers, companion hearts, scrub bags and more for our front line workers within the NHS and other healthcare sectors nationwide struggling with the effects of Covid-19.
We are almost at the point of completing our phase one – whereby we have created enough scrubs for the huge demand, and picked up the shortfall of our government and NHS. We have been relied upon heavily and have managed to fulfil every single request we have received; using over £1000000 (one million) worth of material to do this. This has been fundraised and donated for new materials to be purchased, or donated from large companies, and bedding donated by our communities. It has been incredible.
We have now moved onto phase two, with the help of https://www.helpmystreet.org/for-the-love-of-scrubs to protect our communities with face coverings alongside the government mandate to wear face coverings in shops, public transport and well, everywhere. We once again, are calling out for donations of material and monetary donations – we already have active sewers desperate to continue helping to support this cause as FTLOS is about so much more than just a sewing community. We have given people hope, pride, something to work for, passion, commitment and friendship. I personally have made some amazing friends throughout this process and I am proud of each and every person who has committed anything to this worthy cause.
We take our donations very seriously and account for every penny spent within the cause, this is then published information from anonymous donations to our NFP bank account and via our public fundraiser https://www.gofundme.com/manage/for-the-love-of-scrubs-face-coverings.
We have a continued need within our society, and for this reason we are still asking for the very appreciated help we can receive from our communities. Small and large amounts, we thank you.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you; everyone, for I could not have done this without you all.
From the nurse who started something small, and you all made it huge.
FTLOS Founder & Director