Quizzers, Scrubbers and Helpers
A couple of weeks ago I had a request from my friend Beth, which she sent to everyone she knew who can sew, asking if we would be up for helping to make scrubs for the doctors at her husband David’s GP practice. They are being asked to work at the COVID-19 Hub and they had no scrubs.
So, Mandy, Sally and I started sewing, with downloaded patterns, doorstep donations of fabric from the lovely ladies of the Beggarwood Bookworms, and lots of help and inspiration from Facebook Group ‘For the Love of Scrubs’. We put an appeal on Facebook (well done Mandy!) and soon, some of the Basingstokebased members of the brilliant ‘Hampshire Scrubbers’ plus a few others who we found through friends were helping us too.
So far, we have made one set of scrubs for all of the team and scrubs washing bags for them to be put in after a shift and then transferred straight to the washing machine still in the bag.
This is happening all over the Nation, small groups coming together to help our heroes in the NHS in whatever small way we can.
VIRTUAL PUB QUIZZES
The Portsmouth Arms in Hatch Warren, part of the Hall & Woodhouse managed house family, has raised more than £9,000 for three local causes following the launch of its daily live pub quizzes. St. Michael’s Hospice has received £5,825, £1,360 has been raised for Basingstoke Foodbank and £1,888 has been raised for Hampshire Medical Fund since the quizzes began. Each week the pub will nominate a new charity to support and people can choose to make a voluntary donation through the ‘donate’ link on the Facebook Page.
The pub’s Facebook page has received over 100,000 views on the virtual pub quizzes which have been live streamed daily since the Government enforced lockdown. A family-friendly quiz for children is live streamed on the Facebook page at 5pm and the adult quiz is run from 8-9.30pm each day. During the weekends, a special themed quiz is streamed at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays for all the family to take part in.
Please visit www.facebook.com/portsmoutharms to take part in the daily pub quizzes.
Rabbiter distributors needed
We need helpers to distribute the Rabbiter. This takes about half an hour a month. Sadly we can’t offer any fi nancial reward save the satisfaction of helping our community. The following rounds need a deliverer:
- Priest Down and Old Beggarwood Lane
- Camford Close
- Wentworth Crescent; Belfry Square;
- Turnberry Drive and Gleneagles Close
- Whitgift Close
- Maplehurst Close; Woodstock Mead;
- Malham Gardens and Roseberry Close