KIND-hearted volunteer sewers from across the district are supporting healthcare workers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.

The 25-strong team is busy making desperately-needed laundry bags for nurses’ scrubs.

And so far the super-stitchers have produced more than 1,200 – as well as headbands and masks.

The items have been donated to hospitals – including Airedale – GP surgeries and care homes.

Melanie Perrett, who is co-ordinating the project, said: “It began when a friend – professional dressmaker Shirley Ferdinand – saw an appeal and started making these bags. I mentioned it to my sister-in-law, who immediately offered to help, she then asked some of her friends who recruited several more people – as a result we have a fantastic team of 25 people sewing.

“The ladies and gents doing the sewing have donated their time, talent and materials. And we have also had generous donations of fabric and cash for additional materials.

“I am very proud of the whole team for doing this.”