A local community group ‘Scrub a Dub Dub Penarth | Facebook have very kindly offered Cardiff and Vale University Health Board the opportunity of displaying their beautiful commemorative quilt, which was made during the Covid 19 lockdown period, at Barry Hospital.
One of the team, Lisa Eveleigh, contacted Cardiff & Vale Health Charity via our Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme, and we were delighted to take up their offer to display their hard work within their community.
Lisa said “At the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, a community of women (and a few men!) came together from Penarth and Barry to sew scrubs for frontline workers. £5000 was raised in just a couple of weeks to buy materials and soon 48 women and men were sewing their hearts out…. Six months later nearly 900 sets of scrubs and an even larger number of headbands and wash bags for frontline workers had been made by the amazing ‘Scrub-a-Dub’ team.
“This quilt made and assembled by this wonderful group of people, commemorates the incredible community effort of everyone involved during this world-changing, unprecedented time.
“We thank you all, frontline workers”.
The quilt will be on display at Barry Hospital from the end of September.