A lovely client of ours has kindly given us 21 large bags of wool as part of her decluttering process. We have donated this wool to CHUFT ‘Blanketeers’ in Colchester who are an amazing voluntary organisation.
CHUFT Blanketeers meet fortnightly at Colchester hospital. They are all volunteers passionate about providing comfort during end of life care.
The Blanketeers knit/crotchet beautiful blankets big enough to cover an adult up to their chest.
These blankets are used to make the hospital setting more homely and less sterile in the patients last day of life.
The nursing staff spray the blankets with the patients perfumes/aftershave when giving their personal care, making not only the patient smell lovely but also the room -again less sterile.
When the patient passes away, the relatives if they wish, can keep the blanket.
This project has brought so much comfort to patients and relatives.
The group is open to anyone who would like to join (even if you can’t knit/crotchet) it gives us all a purpose for such deserving patients.
WHERE?- training room south, Colchester hopital.
WHEN?- fortnightly at 11am (see comments for dates)
WHAT DO I NEED? - just yourself and anyone else you might like to bring. Children welcome. Wool provided.
***free parking next to training rooms, tea/coffee provided (with the odd biscuit and cake), New joiners every week, everyone welcome***