Lisa Hodge, Ministry of Defence | Civil Service Awards 2021 | Prestigious cross-government programme to recognise the wealth of inspirational individuals

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Lisa Hodge, Ministry of Defence

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During the lockdown between April and June, Lisa created a Facebook group of 60 sewers in Newport, South Wales. Together, they formed the group 'Newport and Caerleon Scrubbers' sewing scrubs, bags, hats and headbands for NHS staff and local care homes. Lisa managed the group’s needs, balancing orders coming in, getting fabric delivered to individuals, and picking up and delivering completed items. Lisa completed all of this while sewing herself, homeschooling two children and continuing in her day job! Lisa made over 1,000 items, and as a group the Newport and Caerleon Scrubbers made and delivered close to 100,000 items, enabling vital protection to the people working on the front line.