Northamptonshire adult learners have been using their spare
time to make laundry bags for NHS staff at Northampton General Hospital.
The bags can be used by staff to take home their clothes at
the end of a shift. They can then be put straight into a washing machine to
reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
Sewing students have been following instructions handwritten
by the class tutor who is leading the project while adult learning classes are
cancelled because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The bags have been collected and passed to hospital staff
directly following social distancing guidelines.
Councillor Ian Morris said: “This is a great example of the
many different ways people are helping each other during this very difficult
“Not only are these learners getting to put their new skills
into practice, it is also helping NHS workers to stay safe and healthy. A big
well done to all involved.”
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