Staff at Guide Dogs donate scrubs to south Warwickshire NHS - The Leamington Observer

Staff at Guide Dogs donate scrubs to south Warwickshire NHS

Leamington Editorial 24th Apr, 2020   0

STAFF at the Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre have donated scrubs to the NHS in south Warwickshire to help in the fight against the pandemic.

The centre, at Bishop’s Tachbrook, provides care to around 1,400 guide dog pups each year. Staff wear scrubs when caring for puppies for hygiene reasons and had several scrub sets spare.

After seeing a local appeal online, the centre’s team arranged for 50 tunics and 20 trousers to be donated.

Janine Dixon, the centre’s dog care and welfare manager, said: “We’ve recently updated some of our scrubs, so had some items not being used.

“When we saw the appeal online, we felt this was a great way we could help support local NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic and put our extra scrubs to good use.

“We hope that our Guide Dogs scrubs will help NHS staff in south Warwickshire during this challenging time.”

Only a small number of essential staff are currently working at the breeding centre, to provide vital support and care for puppies.

All staff are following social distancing and team rota guidelines and the centre is closed to the public until further notice.

The scrubs were donated via GoFundMe page – NHS needs scrubs, South Warwickshire. Click here  for details.

It was set up by Abigail Sheridan de Graaff who runs the facebook group ‘Warwickshire Scrubbers,’ for sewers to create scrubs for the local NHS.

For more information on how Guide Dogs has adapted its services during the Covid-19 pandemic, click here

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