A DENBIGH school cook, currently shielding during the coronavirus pandemic, has teamed up with a group of volunteers to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Denbighshire's frontline workers.

Linda Pritchard, who has worked as a baker in the canteen at Denbigh High School for 14 years, has made 240 bags, 39 scrub sets, nine tops and 22 hats since being involved with the Vale of Clwyd/Dyffryn Clwyd NHS Makers group.

Linda, who suffers from COPD - a condition which affects the lungs and can make it difficult to breathe - said: "I have been told to stay home during the pandemic as I have COPD so a lady on my street at Bryn Garth, Ruth Ellershaw, asked if I could help make bags.

"I did this and then the orders for scrubs started coming. I usually do curtains, upholstery alteration and repairs, so I thought how hard can it be.

"I tried and tried again until i got the neckline right and I did it. I now have my own label 'LA Pritch'. It's work, work, work in this household now but I'm only too glad to help the NHS - God knows we all owe them some help for what they're doing for us."

Linda's colleague at work, Mandy Jones, commended what's she's doing to help during the pandemic, saying: "Linda has been working tirelessly during lockdown to supply the NHS with essential uniform.

"She hasn’t stopped sewing and is still very busy, she is using all her own cotton and so on, she is also active on Facebook trying to gain more support on a go fund me page for them to be able to buy more supplies. Her neighbours on her street at Bryn Garth are also involved and all pulling together.

"She says she's missing her work and feels useless but she isn’t, I'm glad to hear she's having some well-deserved recognition for her amazing work.

"All the ladies in Denbigh High kitchen are supporting her all the way and wish her to stay safe during this pandemic and can’t wait to be back working together at school.

"She keeps us on our toes in the kitchen with her wit and stories, we miss her."

The volunteer group's 'For the love of scrubs' project provides scrubs, bags, masks etc to anyone working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Members have been paying out of their own pockets, or relying on donated fabrics.

However, they are now asking for cash donations to be made in order for them to continue their work and have so far raised £1,065.

To donate to the cause, visit: www.gofundme.com/f/makers-for-front-line-care-workers-need-fabric-etc