For the Love of Scrubs

Looking for volunteers to help provide scrubs for Croydon GPs.

  • Can you sew? If so would you be willing to sew some sets of scrubs? 

  • Do you have any fabric? Looking for Poly Cotton fabric of a reasonable density, that can be washed at 60’C. Rolls of fabric would be most welcome, it takes about 4m to make one set of scrubs. But if you’ve had a spring clean and have some spare fabric or even a good quality double duvet cover that could be used.   

  • Do you have a large supply of strong polyester thread? They need it for sewing the scrubs. 

  • Do you have access to an A1 printer or larger? They have a free, printable pattern and would welcome some copies. 

  • Do you have a location that could be used? Looking for a venue for people to collect the fabric and to drop off the completed scrubs. Ideally somewhere North, South and Central Croydon. 

  • Do you have access to a machine that cuts quantities of fabric? Some areas have someone that has been able to cut the fabric pieces, and this has saved a lot of time. 

  • If you have anything else that you can offer please contact - see details below. 


You can join via Facebook  

Or you can email Anna on 

Or Alison Lawton, who works with the GP Practices on 

Background about For the Love of Scrubs 

Was formed by Ashleigh Linsdell after identifying a shortage in scrubs for frontline NHS staff during the 2020 Covid19 Pandemic. The Facebook group is a platform to enable those who are able to, and would like to contribute towards supplying frontline NHS workers local to themselves. 

Here is a short article on BBC news: 

 "Lincolnshire A&E nurse Ashleigh Linsdell started the 'For the Love of Scrubs' campaign last week after noticing a "dire need" for the medical uniforms during the coronavirus outbreak. Almost 20,000 volunteers have responded to the call and are producing the outfits at home or in small workshops."