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Aberdeenshire’s newest Scots support NHS with bag appeal

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The north-east’s newest Scots are embodying the local community spirit by producing scrub bags for health and social care workers.

Syrian and Iraqi families have pulled together in a bid to help provide bags for NHS staff to carry home and wash their scrubs in.

After a message was shared in their New Scots group chat, others keen to lend a hand jumped at the chance to help support NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership by making the bags for health and care workers.

The group has been able to produce 52 scrub bags since Wednesday and the first delivery has already made its way to Inverurie Health and Care Hub.

Bags from the project have been made from any materials the group can get their hands on and it is hoped local residents will donate fabric, so they can continue to produce the bags can continue for as long as they are needed.

It is planned that the next shipment will make its way to to a local care home where one of the New Scots team works and after that they’d like to share them with the community nursing team.

Any material donated to the appeal must be made of cotton or a minimum 50% poly cotton mix.

They hope that people in the Kintore and Ellon areas will be able to drop off donations of items such as sheets, duvets or pillowcases when they’re out on their next essential journey.

To arrange a drop off, either email Katie MacLean via katie.maclean@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or post a message on the Friends of Al-Amal Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/420273575333007/

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