A TALENTED woman has created colourful scrubs for staff at a Balloch children’s hospice.

Last Christmas, Jean Livingstone responded to a Facebook plea made by a nurse who works at Robin House asking for the public for help with donating scrubs.

She got to work using donated children’s bed linen and brightly-patterned materials to make dozens of unique scrubs in all different sizes for staff.

Jean said: “Like everyone else, I was looking for something to fill my time during lockdown and when a friend told me that Robin House were looking for people to make scrubs for staff, I jumped at the chance.

“I’ve always liked doing arts and crafts but it had been a long time since I had sewn anything that someone would actually wear.

"It’s been a lovely challenge and given me a really nice focus.”

So far, Jean has made over 60 different tops and trousers from fabrics featuring characters from Frozen, Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars and fun designs with love hearts and emojis.

She has been sharing photos of her creations on a local Facebook page so people who have donated bed linen can see what they look like as hospital scrubs.

She added: “Every time I put photos up on the page, more duvet covers are donated!

"It’s been really amazing to see the local people pulling together.

"Although I’m not surprised as there is such a strong sense of community spirit in the area.

“Robin House is such a serene yet fun place at the same time.

"When I visited a few years ago, it really touched my heart that there is somewhere like that for children.”

Jean is planning to continue making scrubs for Robin House and hopes to visit soon when restrictions allow, to see staff wearing them.

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