Bradford students make essential supplies for Gambian hospital
Staff and students at the Bradford School of Art make crucial hospital supplies for patients at a Gambia hospital where babies are sent home in newspapers.
Those involved in the BA (Hons) Fashion diploma program have produced hospital gowns, reusable sanitary products and toiletry bags to send to this West African country.
The school uses bedding, cotton sheets and lengths of fabric to create the articles.
The project came about after program manager Angela Loftus discovered that The Gambia hospital is constantly struggling to provide even the most basic items to patients.
Ms Loftus said: “I was recently introduced to a lady who devotes all of her free time to fundraising and aims to provide a hospital in The Gambia which is critically under-resourced.
“Every day, patients are operated on in the clothes they arrive at the hospital in, and newborns are often sent home wrapped in newspaper.
“With that in mind, the staff and students of the Bradford School of Art’s Bachelor of Fashion (Hons) program produce hospital gowns, reusable hygiene products and toiletry kits.”
The educational community is now calling on the public to help the cause.
More bedding, cotton sheets or lengths of fabric are needed for different items and the school also asks people to volunteer their time.
The patterns for the items are ready, but the project now needs a “small army” to cut and craft them.
Other items can also be donated, including: medical bandages, dressings, dressings, paracetamol, ibuprofen, sheets, duvets, covers, pillow cases, toiletries, toothpaste and brushes, bras and panties, hygiene products ( preferably reusable), creams of all types, satchels. , clothing for children and babies, bottles, milk, diapers, pimps and rubber boots for children and adults and small electrical appliances (kettles, irons).
For more information and to get involved you should send an email to: [email protected]
Monetary donations can also be made on: aid2gambia.org