Much in the same way people did on the home front during WW2, all over our county people have been rallying together to help support the fight against Covid-19. From handwritten offers of support through front doors to full scale production of scrubs for the NHS, the residents of our county have been showing phenomenal amounts of community spirit in the face of some very difficult times.

Willingdon Community School in Eastbourne have made over 200 plastic face shields to help protect NHS workers, and are currently working on another batch for the next delivery.

An engineering tutor from East Sussex College has also been using his own 3D printer to produce visors to protect our frontline workers.

Sew Sussex have been co-ordinating a team of over 1200 (and counting!) volunteers from all over the county. They have received charity donations of fabric with the aim to make as many sets of scrubs, masks, hats and bags as they can for NHS workers. If you would like to get involved, visit Facebook for further information or fill in the application form on their website.

For those of you with family and friends outside the county who want to help out, For The Love of Scrubs are also co-ordinating a national database of what is needed and where.

The support and care shown from people in our wonderful East Sussex communities has us feeling extremely proud. We are all in this fight together, and these stories really show the strength of our residents.

With so many amazing projects and stories out there, we are sure we have missed some. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts so we can share them!

Read our article about how to make your very own simple face covering.