STAFF at Helensburgh Medical Centre have taken to social media to say a public 'thank you' to the volunteers who made new uniforms to help them through the pandemic.

The centre in East King Street was one of the first to ask Irina Agostinelli of local shop Fabric & Finery, in West Clyde Street, if she could make them scrub uniforms.

Since the two GP practices based at the centre, the Millig Practice and Dr McLachlan and Partners, put in their request for around 60 sets of uniforms to assist their growing teams of staff in Helensburgh and Garelochhead, Irina has managed to recruit more than 90 volunteers to make and distribute uniforms and scrub bags for health workers from as far afield as Clydebank.

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In a post on Facebook, the centre's staff said: "Thank you so much to Irina at Fabric & Finery and her 90+ volunteers for making scrubs and scrub bags for our practice team.

"We really appreciate all the dedication and hard work put in to this massive project. Fantastic community spirit."

The project earned Irina a nomination in the first week of the Advertiser's 'Lockdown Heroes' initiative, set up to give a special mention to those going above and beyond to help individuals and the wider community across Helensburgh and Lomond during the pandemic.

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In addition to the scrubs and scrub bags made for the medical centre's team, the volunteers working under Irina's guidance have also been hard at work making uniforms for front line staff at local care homes, practices in Garelochhead and Arrochar, the Vale of Leven Hospital, the Golden Jubilee Hospital and elsewhere.

One of Irina's nominees, volunteer Ludka Aitken, told the Advertiser: "She has organised the fabric to be made, the making and distribution of patterns, fabric, threads, labels, instructions as well as sending out numerous emails to us all at all hours of the night.

"An amazing undertaking and wonderful to see so many people from the area taking part."

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