Cleator Moor Civic Hall and Masonic Center gives the North and West Cumbria Scrub Hub a base to operate from

The Scrub Hub are a voluntary community group set up to help during the Covid-19 outbreak.  The group members use their sewing skills to make scrubs to order for NHS staff, nursing homes and other front line carers throughout Cumbria.  Although the majority of volunteers are predominantly based in the North and West of Cumbria, they now have teams throughout the county. One of these volunteers (based in the South of the County) is Jean Pearson wife of Robin who is the Chairman of the South Westmorland Group and the Coordinator of the Group (Claire) is the wife of Andy Riley who is currently an acting officer in the Lodge of Friendship No.8275.

Some of the Scrub Hub team at work assisted by the DPGM

The group were previously based in other premises in Cleator Moor but these were no longer available and had to be vacated. After hearing that the Group were having to leave their premises, they were offered space and free use of the facilities at the Cleator Moor Civic Hall and Masonic Centre to continue operating. The DPGM, William Morley made use of his van and helped move their equipment and materials to enable the group to continue supplying their items of PPE which are so vital at the moment.

Members of the Scrub Hub team – on the delivery bikes are Tamzin Prince and Laura Prince, standing L to R are Claire Riley, Linda Bussey, William Morley DPGM, John Forrester and Jeff Kane, Provincial Junior Grand Warden.

Further information about the Scrub Hub and their range of PPE can be found at

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