A group of teachers and parents from Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School have joined forces to sew scrubs, scrub bags, hats and make protective visors for NHS staff.

The Head of the DT department Sophie Marnham came together with the Chair of the Parents Association Dawn Bennett to provide PPE to local hospitals, carers, GP practices, medical practises, chemists and hospices.

They initially organised donations of protective equipment that the school had to hand, however, as they grew in numbers, the team worked with parents to make full-face protective visors.

The scheme has just under 30 community sewers onboard and are currently hard at work sewing medical scrubs.

A spokesperson for Bexley Council said: "I am beyond proud of the community spirit that Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School have shown at this time.

"They have got together to create a small industry dedicated to providing this vital equipment to local hospitals.

"This is very much a joint enterprise among the teachers and school parents.

"My thanks go to Sophie Marnham and Dawn Bennett, as well as Simon Pugh for the use of his workshop, along with so many others at the school who are doing their bit for local NHS frontline workers."

The Chairman of the PA Dawn Bennett has set up a Crowdfunding page in an attempt to raise £8,000 for NHS community projects and more materials.

To donate visit at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chispahelpournhs?utm_term=Kr7RdbDm8