Women help patch up young pa­tients

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AGROUP of crafty women have been busy mak­ing quilts for young pa­tients at lo­cal hos­pi­tals and hospices.

The Thurs­day Patch­work and Quilt­ing Group, which is based at the White Hill Cen­tre, in White Hill, Che­sham, has cre­ated 14 quilts be­tween its 12 mem­bers for Project Li­nus UK, a vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion which aims to pro­vide a sense of se­cu­rity and com­fort to sick and trau­ma­tised ba­bies, chil­dren and teenagers through the pro­vi­sion of new home-made patch­work quilts and knit­ted/ cro­cheted blan­kets.

The women bought the ma­te­ri­als them­selves and did the labour for free.

June Wil­son, who runs the group, said: “It’s def­i­nitely a good feel­ing do­nat­ing the quilts. We thor­oughly en­joy do­ing it.”

The group also makes 14 Christ­mas stock­ings ev­ery year for pa­tients at the Hospice of St Fran­cis, which is enough for one per pa­tient.

The group meets ev­ery Thurs­day from 2pm to 4pm. It costs £20 per term.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Mrs Wil­son on 01494 783 821.

STITCH UP: (Clock­wise from above) Pauline Mar­shall,Mar­shall Pat God­dard,God­dard June Wil­son,Wil­son Mar­ion Dis­s­pain, Eileen Way and Sheila Coates

Pho­tos by Grant Humphreys www.buyapho­totms.co.uk BE152530

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