Volunteers donate rainbow scrubs to Queen Alexandra Hospital from fabric inspired by Chris Evans' son

RAINBOW scrubs will brighten up wards at Queen Alexandra Hospital as a dedicated sewing group donated items made from a very special fabric.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 12:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 4:57 pm

As Hampshire sewing group Team Scrubbers approaches 10,000 sets of scrubs created for hospitals, schools and GP surgeries across the area, members have been working with colourful fabric created as a thank you to radio DJ Chris Evans’ son Noah.

Noah, 11, raised £122,000 for national group Scrubs Glorious Scrubs by sleeping under the stars for 28 nights in a garden den - followed by proud dad Chris holding an auction which brought in £1.2m.

This money was used to buy more than 100,000 metres of a rainbow fabric named after Noah, designed by Tessa Semple, former head of design for designer department store Liberty London.

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Team Scrubbers presented Queen Alexandra Hospital's neonatal wards with scrubs and masks made from the rainbow fabric designed to thank Noah Evans, son of radio DJ Chris Evans. Pictured: Lin Gell, Malcolm Dent and Julie Greenwood presenting the scrubs to neonatal staff

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Team Scrubbers, working hard in Hampshire to kit out NHS staff and key workers with protective clothing, was given rolls of this fabric and donated their first batch of 150 masks and 150 scrub tops to the Cosham hospital on Monday.

Lin Gell, who set up the group, said: ‘Team Scrubbers have been sewing since the beginning of April and are still as busy with orders although we have lost lots of our sewers as many returned to work, so if anyone would like to help sew scrubs or masks contact me please.

‘This week we will reach 10,000 sets of scrubs made. We are very proud to be able to present Queen Alexandra’s neonatal wards with the Chris Evans rainbows.’

Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Carol Moore, matron of the neonatal intensive care unit, said: ‘We would like to thank Team Scrubbers for the thoughtful donation of scrubs to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital. We are very grateful and look forward to wearing them on the department.’

Doctors at GP surgeries will receive some of the rainbow scrubs, and the group has also created rainbow scrub pyjamas for children to wear during hospital stays.

Lin and her sewing colleagues have been working with Gosport Crafters, which has set up hubs for people to collect face masks - with donations towards these masks raising £600 to donate food to Crisis Food Gosport.

Team Scrubbers presented Queen Alexandra Hospital's neonatal wards with scrubs and masks made from the rainbow fabric designed to thank Noah Evans, son of radio DJ Chris Evans. Pictured: Lin Gell, Malcolm Dent and Julie Greenwood when they presented the scrubs to neonatal staff

To learn more about Team Scrubbers, visit facebook.com/groups/533076717403447

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