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Creative Kirklees / News / Mon 11 May 2020

Opera North - Sewing for NHS

Opera North - Sewing for NHS

With live performances and education work no longer possible, Opera North staff have been putting their creative skills to the best possible use during lockdown by helping those most in need. We asked some of the volunteers to tell us more.

The Opera North Costume department have been using their sewing skills to help protect key workers in the NHS. From their homes, they have been making a variety of PPE using material sourced by the Head of Costume. So far, they have already donated over 400 masks and caps to hospitals across Yorkshire and also further afield in Manchester and Milton Keynes, as well as making much-needed scrubs alongside staff from the Leeds Playhouse.

You can find out about what Opera North have been doing by following the link below, including volunteering for as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language for Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network (LASSN) and volunteering with Slung Low, which is part of Community Care Volunteering coordinated by Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds City Council to help vulnerable people in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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