Go Fund Me Update
Our Go Fund Me now stands at very nearly £3,500 what a result well done everyone who has shared the link. On top of that we have just been told that through a contact of Frances Browne the North of Worcestershire Rotary Club have agreed to donate us £500 a massive thank you to them and to Frances for making the link. So fund raising is going well, please keep it up.
Good news coming thick and fast
So much good news coming through today. Firstly Christopher Whitehead School have paid for our next batch of fabric some £1,300. They have been busy making protective face masks and have done a fantastic job raising funds for this very worthwhile project. Now they are supporting us with some of their funds. Mega Thank you to them. Now we can look at doubling the order that is scheduled for Monday (so long as the fabric arrives at the wholesalers as anticipated… cross your fingers). Once it arrives it will be distributed as fairly as we can around the various areas.
Also Janet Wicks has sourced £625 from Rotary Club of Hagley … big shout out to them for this. She’s used some of it to buy fabric which I being used in Kidderminster and the balance is going into the central fund to buy more fabric. Well done Janet.
We have agreement from www.mgsportswear.co.uk to cut our fabric as it comes in on their machines that are already set up for this purpose so our bigger batches should come out to you pre-cut in line with the preference on the facebook poll.
There are so many great things happening including of course all your sewing efforts… Thanks to everyone keep it up.
Today we took a second delivery of around 100m of fabric which will be coming our to sewers today. We decided to get this out to sewers for the weekend on the same or similar basis to the last lot. We will be looking at what length is needed to minimize wastage but not cut it too fine. Then bearing in mind how many people wanted to have the fabric pre-cut to pattern pieces we will take the weekend to bottom out how having pattern pieces pre-cut can be done most effectively. This should prepare us for the next deliveries. We have one further small delivery already on order. However, we also are hoping, cross all your fingers and toes that we can buy around 600m of some fabric that Sian has seen and is happy with on Monday. Its lightweight but good quality. If the cookie crumbles right we could place orders and collect on Monday and will look at the best way to have this cut. Please bear with us though if this doesn’t work out. We’ve done a lot this week. Next week should see us collating made up scrubs for delivery. On a final note the more funds we have in the Go Fund Me account on Monday the better for our purchasing power!!! Please share it again over the weekend. Thanks a lot
We’re in the news!
Yesterday we hit the news again in all the local online papers. Please take a look and enjoy being part of something amazing. Meantime today we are really keen to get a count of where we have completed scrubs from any fabric that was not part of the funded batch we sent out this week. So this would be scrubs made from you own fabric, donated by shops, passed to you by a friend etc etc. If you have finished any of these scrubs please can you urgently fill in this form. Please also fill in any that you are working on or have fabric for. The sooner we have a more detailed picture of this the sooner we can get them to the people who need them. Thanks a lot
Fundraising & PR
Money to buy fabric is now our limiting factor so fundraising and PR is key. We have a few people working on fundraising and PR but are looking for people to join them and someone to lead on activity in this area. If you have any skills and / or interest and some time to spare please drop Sue a message on firstname.lastname@example.org Many Thanks
Fabric from Go Fund Me – Update
Yesterday we ordered three batches of fabric and took delivery of our first batch of fabric purchased with funds from the Go Fund Me fundraising. We have agreed the distribution as fairly as we can across all our areas and the first batch is being cut up ready for delivery as we speak. Each batch will be distributed amogst different areas and we shoudl be taking delivery of the second batch today and the final batch later this week. We look forward to seeing the scrubs you make from this fabric on its way to Hospitals. The fabris is still very hard to source with suppliers difficult to get hold of by phone and supplies not always what is shown on-line. We will be purcashing more batches as the funding comes through and as we have a chance to look at the quality of the material already purchased.
As previously stated our first choice is for you to source your own fabric where you can but we appreciate that if you are making a lot this is not practical for many and also that many cannot afford to at this time. So we now have enough funds in our Go Fund me to purchase fabric for those who do not have any. Easter of course has got in the way a little as suppliers were not answering phones. However today we are on the phones and will aiming to place orders today. If and it’s a big If we can collect fabric from local suppliers we will to get it in circulation as soon as possible. We will be putting out a request for people to let us know who needs scrubs fabric. We will also be purchasing thread etc.
We are planning for the material to come in to a couple of central points and be delivered out to sewers from there. We are working with co-ordintors to confirm how this will work but watch this space.
Lots of work is going on behind the scenes to work out how we collect and deliver finished scrubs and make sure we make them in a range of suitable and requested sizes. Watch this space for more details.