Proston QCWA gifts will comfort cancer patients
PROSTON Country Women’s Association members have given the gift of comfort to breast cancer survivors.
Publicity officer Judith Marek said the organisation presented 16 pillows to South Burnett McGrath Breast Care on Tuesday February 7.
“It was our local community nurse who came and approached us and asked if we could do this,” Mrs Marek said.
“We took it to the members in the meeting and said right let’s go.
“Everyone was more than happy to be involved.”
Mrs Marek said the project was personal for some members of the organisation.
“We do have a number of members who will attest first hand, who have been through breast cancer operations who have used these cushions,” she said.
“They knew they were a very beneficial item and very helpful to patients.”
Mrs Marek said the club had received a strong reception to the project.
“Well I have just looked at the Facebook responses and there has been a lot of people saying wonderful and good job, very caring to the community, it’s been well received,” she said.
“That’s what we’re there for, we like to do whatever we can to help the community.
“We also do things like making beanies and donating them to chemotherapy wards.
“That’s who we are, that’s we try to do, we care for a lot of different organisations and people in need. “We are there to help.” Mrs Marek said they were currently making more cushions.
“There are some under way at the moment, but as they are made over a period, we’re not sure how long they will take,” she said.
“We’ve had group sessions, some do sewing, others do cutting out.
“It’s going to be done as often as we can, but it depends on the need and how many others are giving.
“The Cancer Council and foundation have people who do this too.
“We are not all young people, our age catches up with us.
“We can only do so much with what we try to do.”
Mrs Marek said the Proston QCWA held its meetings on the first Monday of the month and held craft days every other Monday.
CRAFTY GALS: Ros Melmeth, Eileen Vos, Val Klein and Judith Marek from the Proston QCWA.