CARE packages have been sent to care homes across South Yorkshire by members of a Facebook community group.
All Scrubbed Up was set up on the social network to “to get care packs to our NHS staff, care home staff and key workers who require them”, according to the page information.
The Hill Care Group run homes have received 85 packages in total, containing scrub bags, masks, hand cream, lip balm, soap, bath bombs, body spray and ear protectors.
Tracey Reynolds, regional manager for the Hill Care Group, contacted the All Scrubbed Up page administrator to arrange care packages for staff at the homes during Carers Week, which runs from the 8th to 14th June.
She said: “It has been a wonderful group. They aimed for a few hundred packages initially, but they’ve actually made over 3,000, with the help of volunteers and local businesses.
“The group donated over 85 to our homes of Deangate, Broadacres, The Laurels and The Limes. Staff at all of the homes were delighted to receive the gifts and very touched by the thoughtfulness of All Scrubbed Up.”
The care packages have been put together by volunteers who bought the items with money raised from raffles, tombolas and donations.
The group administrator Emma Day launched All Scrubbed Up in April, naming it after her events venue dressing business All Trimmed Up,
She said: “I did it because I wanted to help people who needed it, as they are all doing an amazing job.”