Project donates to caring staff

A Spalding charity and group has stepped up to the plate and helped provide donations for local carers.

Ella’s Project, which is run by Mark Le Sage, has for a number of years been collecting clothes for young people.

And a few weeks ago for the COVID-19 crisis it, alongside the group For the Love of Scrubs Spalding, put the call out to help local health workers.

Mark Le Sage with donations

Thanks to local companies, donations of duvet covers, finished scrubs and bags, as well as hand cream, have been donated to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Spalding’s Johnson Hospital as well as Beechfield, Munro and Deeping surgeries.

It’s been backed by the likes of Lord Collectables whose customers helped to raise around £775 to go towards materials to be made into scrubs.

Half of the money purchased duvets via one of Lord’s suppliers while the other went to purchasing poly cotton.

It was all made into scrubs to be donated.

Simon Lord, of the Birchgrove Garden-based business, said: “It’s always good to help out, but the credit must go to my customers who donated the money.

“Originally we’d targeted £500 but thanks to the fantastic response we raised even more.”

Donations of hand creams have also been presented to the Johnson Hospital thanks to Avon lady Louise Neal.

She’s been asking customers to sponsor hand creams and for every four is donating the £1 she would take as a commission to go to NHS staff.

She’s already provided donations to the A&E department at Boston and to the Boston and Spalding ambulance crews.

She’s also been working with Ella’s Project for the hospital.

“These hands could be looking after us, so I’d like to help as many as possible,” said Louise. “It’s just a little thank you for all they do.”

Mark, who works as a nurse, said: “I’ve been amazed at everyone’s generosity and kindness. Everyone who has received donations has been extremely grateful and thankful.”

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