Women help patch up young patients
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