Appeal for knitted, crocheted & fabric hearts for bereaved families

By April 21, 2020Appeal, Events

Let your community know that you are thinking of them

We are appealing for donations of knitted, crocheted & fabric hearts for bereaved families

The central hub at Warrington Hospital is calling for the local crafting community to produce crafted hearts to bring comfort to families of patients affected during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those who can knit, crochet or sew are being asked if they will use their time at home to let people know that their community is thinking of them.

The hearts will be made into packs of four, three of which will be given to bereaved families by the hospital and the remaining crafted heart placed with their loved one.

The hearts can be knitted, crocheted or made of fabric and must be made of clean yarn or fabric and placed in a sealed and taped bag which is dated. These can be donated to the Community Hub or collected by arrangement.

In addition to the hearts local people living in WA postcode areas are able to contact the WHH Charity Hotline to arrange a morning or evening collection by Hospital teams.  To observe social distancing guidance the teams will collect from doorsteps/gardens by arrangement with the householder.  Items in biggest demand are:

  • Non-perishable foods including tea, coffee, dried milk, sugar, biscuits, long-life milk, tins of soups, beans etc. and toiletries including shower gels, shampoos, hand and body creams, toothpaste and antiperspirants.

In addition, patients on the wards are finding that the days very long without visitors and would be grateful for ‘boredom busters’:

  • Games, magazines, jigsaws (complete sets), puzzle books, writing paper, pens and envelopes, adult colouring books and coloured pencils.

Located in a portacabin at Kendrick wing, but external to the main hospital, the Community Hub is open 8-4pm Mon-Fri for drop offs. To arrange to drop off donated goods or arrange a collection call 01925 662 666 or email   WHH.Charity@nhs.net