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Needham Market's Stonham Barns Holiday Parks donates scrubs to Ipswich Hospital




A holiday park manager has donated handmade scrubs to medics after a fundraising campaign.

Stonham Barns, near Needham Market , has thanked customers who donated 75m of fabric and many cotton reels to the appeal.

Manager Janice Rowles worked with Sew for Ipswich Scrubs Group to produce 25 outfits for Ipswich Hospital staff.

Alan Forward, Janice Rowles, and Barnsley, the Stonham Barns Park mascot, with a supply of scrubs that went to Ipswich Hospital
Alan Forward, Janice Rowles, and Barnsley, the Stonham Barns Park mascot, with a supply of scrubs that went to Ipswich Hospital

She said: "‘At the beginning of lockdown my old enemy anxiety started to take over. I thought about my parents during the war and how my mother had to say goodbye to her brothers with no contact other than waiting for the dreaded telegram.

"There were no phone calls, no Skype and one brother did not make it home. All we were asked was to stay at home and stay safe so I started sewing and knitting to stop me overthinking."

Stonham Barns offers family-friendly camping and caravanning with holiday homes to rent and holiday homes for sale around a lake.

Mrs Rowles added: "I started by knitting baby clothes for a great grandchild just in case I would not be here to see one born. There is not even one on the way.

"My youngest daughter saw an ad on Facebook asking people to make scrubs for Ipswich Hospital. She suggested I volunteer and so I did."

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