Sewing essentials for our front line workers

May 6, 2020

A woman from Rawcliffe is hard at work sewing scrubs and headbands for NHS workers.
Helen Fox has joined the ‘Yorkshire scrubs- For the love of scrubs’ group which is facilitating the production and distribution of much needed items for health care workers and Helen is putting her sewing skills to the test to do her bit for the cause.

Helen hard at work.
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The business woman knows her way around a sewing machine and has years of sewing experience to contribute to the cause as she is the mind behind Goole based hand made clothing company Yoyo Children’s Wear.
She said: “I have seen other people making scrubs and scrub bags online and thought it was something I could do to help. I joined the ‘love of scrubs’ Facebook page and they supplied the patterns and instructions on how to make the items and which hospital or medical practice was in need of them.”
Helen has already been busy creating headbands which attach to face masks to make them comfortable to wear and is now starting work on the scrubs and scrub bags.
The sewing superstar has an extra special connection to the health care industry as her daughter, Stacey, works in medical care and is continuing to work to care for her patients throughout the pandemic.
Helen’s Mum, Doreen Moles, is bursting with pride at her ‘daughters generous efforts.
She said: “I am very very proud of Helen, she has done this out of goodness of her heart to help the NHS.
Doreen added: “I am also very proud of how much she has grown her business, her hard work has paid off and it goes to show that if at first you don’t succeed, just keep trying.”
The Goole Times has followed Helen on her road to success with Yoyo Children’s Wear, reporting on the growth of her business on several occasions in recent years, including the time when she had the amazing opportunity to showcase her garments to Liberty London.
Helen now has her own space in the Goole Business Centre and continues to grow her business.
When the lockdown is over Helen will be back to work, touring local artisan markets selling her handmade children’s clothes, but until then she will stay behind her sewing machine making garments of a different kind to help our health care superheroes.
To get involved with ‘Yorkshire scrubs- For the love of scrubs’ visit their page on Facebook.

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