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Mrs A has set up a Scrub Hub to help local charities.

Ailsa Artingstall, known as Mrs A to her students, is putting her talents to good use during lockdown.

Mrs A has set up a Scrub Hub and is beavering away everyday making scrub caps and mask bands for local charities, care homes, hospices and hospitals.

Mrs A said: "I'm flat out just now with sewing for local care homes and the Chichester Scrubs group. I've just finished another batch of scrub hats and mask-hairbands (the hairbands have buttons sewn on the sides so nurses/carers can hook the mask elastic round the buttons on the hairband instead of round their ears, apparently they were getting very sore ears).  I've dropped them round at The Anchorage Care Home in Pulborough.  They were chuffed to bits."

Staff at The Anchorage Care Home said: "We really are feeling truly blessed here at The Anchorage. A lovely lady from our village has made some PPE for us. The work that has gone into making these was just exceptional. Thank you Ailsa - our team have all said how comfortable these are."

Ailsa added: "It's so nice to be able to do something positive in the current situation, something that makes a difference and brings a smile to someone else's day.  As long as I have fabric and people want scrub hats and mask bands I'll keep making them.  I love sewing, I often make my own clothes, so being able to put my hobby to good use and benefit others is extremely rewarding."

We're very proud of Mrs A and the work she is doing to support communities in Sussex. 

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