A NETWORK of DIY enthusiasts have set about stitching much-needed masks, scrubs and protective gear for NHS workers.

There have been serious concerns about a lack of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses fighting coronavirus on the front line.

While hospitals await deliveries, volunteers have clubbed together on Facebook to stitch “desperately needed” protective gear.

The group, called “Our NHS needs your help to make and supply scrubs, hats, masks”, operates across Brighton, Hove, Seaford, Newhaven and Eastbourne.

Users post requirements, patterns and instructions on materials, sizes, and colours.

Administrators arrange points to collect material and drop off completed masks, which can then have filters fitted before being given to health workers. To help, go to www.facebook.com/groups/534206817473391/