A BUCKLEY woman has been hailed a hero for using her skills to help key workers on the frontline fight against coronavirus.

Katrina Wilcock is spending her time on lockdown by sewing drawstring bags for NHS staff to put their uniforms in to wash as soon as they get home to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

She has also been making headbands with buttons on for nurses to wear to prevent their ears from hurting with the elastic from the masks rubbing.

She told the Leader she was inspired by the Sewing for the nhs-Wrexham area North Wales Facebook Page.

She said: “I can sew and make things so this is a way I can give back at this point in time.

“This is for everyone in the NHS, they are all doing a fantastic job. I am going to start making scrub hats too.

“Their ears are getting very sore with the elastic bands all the time. The bags are ideal because they put their uniform in them and come home and put them straight in the washing machine.”

Katrina started over the weekend and on Tuesday, 24 items were delivered to Wrexham Maelor.

She added: “If there’s anyone out there that can help out, it’s fantastic. Get your old sewing equipment out.

“It’s doing good, it’s about doing something. For me, it makes you feel good, you’re helping out. I’ve got loads of friends donating things to me like material old bed sheets.

“Anyone can help in any way, whether it’s donating old buttons or sewing equipment. Every little helps.

“It doesn’t cost much but it’s not about the cost, you’ve got to do what you can to help.”

Margaret Redford works as a ward clerk on the gynaecology/obstetrics ward and Early Pregnancy Unit at Wrexham Maelor hospital and she dropped off the 24 items to colleagues.

She told the Leader this was a 'fantastic' gesture and will go a long way in helping NHS staff.