Hospitals at home and abroad
Mothers’ Union members support our 3 main county hospitals with a variety of hand crafted gifts. From first size baby hats to prevent heat loss in air conditioned delivery suites, to burial gowns for still-births, our older members keep sewing and knitting to ensure the hospitals are well supplied. If baby is too small or fragile to dress a tiny knitted pocket gives dignity to a life lost.
Brightly coloured cot blankets are knitted for a hospital project in Uganda. Bright and stripy jumpers which will be given to poor children leaving the hospital after treatment – it can get very cold at night even in Uganda. Two ways members show their amazing generosity and support families worldwide.
Members who do not knit make cross-stitch Pocket Crosses which are used by our hospital chaplaincy teams to bring a little comfort to bereaved parents or distressed patients.
Our emergency services.
Fireman Fred, a knitted bear is offered to Fire and Rescue services as a gift to help calm a distressed child.
Support for emergency accommodation schemes.
Members also offer support to the local Women’s refuges with essential items to help new residents who often arrive with very little for themselves or their children.
Young people living in a supported housing scheme receive gifts and cards at Christmas from one group of members.