Meet the Brum students helping supply 430 sets of scrubs to the NHS

They have helped supply 3000 scrubs bags too

For the Love of Scrubs has been established in Birmingham since March and volunteers have completed over 430 sets of scrubs and 3000 scrub bags to provide clothing for NHS workers during COVID-19.

Chanel Morrison-Jolley, coordinator of the Birmingham For The Love of Scrubs has taken onboard two Brum students to help with the scrubs movement.

The Birmingham Tab spoke to the Brum students involved with the coordination of the scrubs movement, Jaya one of the students told the Birmingham Tab “I am really grateful for this opportunity to support Chanel and reduce her workload.”

Shivangi a graduate from UOB  involved with the Scrubs movement through the Transformation West Midlands scheme told the Birmingham Tab about her experience so far  “I have recently started my placement scheme and I’m working on the HR/Recruitment side of things. This role has consisted of gathering research, carrying out policy work, and processing relevant data. Working with Chanel has been a great experience with her expertise and knowledge, as she is very supportive and has helped to explore my skills further.”


Jaya a student from UoB told the Birmingham Tab about her work experience placement helping Chanel with ‘For The Love of Scrubs’, she said “I am taking part in the Transformation West Midlands (TWM) student summer work experience scheme, part of the University of Birmingham. So far I have researched the care homes in the Birmingham region and their contact details, I have been made admin on the Facebook group “love of scrubs” where I have looked into and summarised the insights of the group, allowing Chanel to identify key contributing members.”

Scrubs made by the Birmingham volunteers

Chanel Morrison-Jolley, the coordinator of the Birmingham Scrubs movement has arranged drop offs to hospitals and set up local supermarket drop off points. She organises the volunteer scrubs movement through the local Facebook group. Chanel who in total coordinates over 670 sewing volunteers told the Birmingham Tab “as a model I’ve always enjoyed fashion, modelling some stunning outfits and sewing skirts, so when I saw an opportunity to use my skills to help the keyworkers of Birmingham, I jumped at the chance.”

Chanel, credit: The Frame Photography

Chanel also mentioned the Birmingham students helping with the Scrubs movement, she said “I have a strong desire to help my community including my volunteers. We have taken on two amazing graduates from local universities on work placements in a bid to help groups of all ages.”

You can donate towards the Birmingham scrubs movement here.  

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