1000 Wash Bags donated to local Hospitals, Care Homes and Health Centres

1000 Wash Bags donated to local Hospitals, Care Homes and Health Centres

Two seamstresses from Ava Rose Hamilton Bridal Boutique have made and donated 1000 wash bags to our local hospitals, care homes and health centres. Beneficiaries include Airedale General Hospital, Royal Blackburn Hospital, some care homes in Colne and the Colne Health Centre.

When we spotted that some of our community were making wash bags and needed some help with materials, we put out an appeal for materials on our local Facebook community group, Colne Talk.  Donations from the community flooded in and then two two seamstresses – Dawn Watson & Gina Kegg – got to work. They’ve been working flat out for several weeks and the result is:  1000 wash bags made and distributed.

Dawn says, 

“A massive thank you to everyone who has donated bedding for our ‘wash bags’ campaign. A huge thank you to my colleague and partner in crime Gina Kegg for helping me with this. Together we have made over 1000 bags which have been distributed to local hospitals, care homes and health centres . We are now having a bit of a rest to catch up on our own things but once again thank you so much.”

Those that read our original appeal for pillowcases and materials, may recall that there were five seamstresses from Ava Rose Hamilton Bridal Boutique who were also making wash bags and scrubs.  This particular story is the result of just two of them! 

A third seamstress, Victoria Entwistle, has also made an additional 250 wash bags – which have been donated to Royal Blackburn  Hospital, Royal Preston Hospital and Manchester ICU.

Photos: Original material © Dawn Watson.

 

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Naz is well known in the local community as a photo journalist. He is group creator for 'Colne Talk' - a Facebook Community Group which has approx 20K members. He also runs multiple Facebook pages for the local community & local business, such as 'Visit Colne'.