After 105 years, the Women's Institute (wi) have done amazing work for charities and their local communities, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. The WI have been producing scrubs for use in local hospitals and freemasons from buckinghamshire and berkshire have donated £6000 for this important work.
One such hospital is Wexham Park Hospital. However, the requirement of the hospital was so great that the WI asked for help with paying for the large quantities of material involved in their production. The Freemasons of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire stepped up and donated £6000 pounds to pay for the material and to allow the production to continue.
Kate Wratten, of the WI said: “The grant will be spent on fabric and other equipment and consumables for making scrubs. This will initially be for the hub run by Sally Beer, but in view of this generosity, we may pass some of the money to the fabric fund for the main project, Scrubs Glorious Scrubs - this project has so far delivered to Wexham Park and Frimley Park hospitals a total of 1,000 of the 2,000 scrubs requested by NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust. We are very grateful to the Provincial Grand Lodges of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for their generosity and to Hugh and your other members for making this happen so quickly. This has enabled us to keep the project going at pace.”
The scrubs will be collected and distributed by a team of Freemasons as they become ready for use.