Local SPAR stores fundraise for NHS staff and key worker scrub sets

SPAR customers across East Lancashire and the Ribble Valley have raised over £425 for voluntary group, the Ribble Valley Scrub Hub.

Kindly donating spare change at the till, SPAR customers have helped the Ribble Valley Scrub Hub purchase fabric and trimmings to produce free, made-to-order PPE for NHS staff and key workers across East Lancashire and the Ribble Valley.

Independent SPAR retailer, Nigel Masters of SPAR Oswaldtwistle, said: “We were thrilled to support the Ribble Valley Scrub Hub. The time and commitment their volunteer sewers have shown over the past few months has been truly admirable, and they have had a significant impact on helping to protect our local key workers and the communities they serve.”

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Customers donated in SPAR stores across Clitheroe, Chatburn, Padiham, Langho, Burnley, Nelson, Barrowford, Accrington and Burnley.

Fiona Belcham of the Ribble Valley Scrub Hub Team hard at work

Nigel added: “Big thank you to all SPAR customers who have kindly supported this cause.”

Set up by Clitheroe resident Fiona Belcham, in response to the nationwide shortage of PPE, the Ribble Valley Scrub Hub’s network of volunteer sewers have proved a lifeline to many local key workers, producing face masks, NHS scrub sets, face mask comfort bands and scrub wash bags.

SPAR has supported a fantastic local initiative