11th December 2014

Quilts Give Comfort and Treasured Memories

Quilts made with love and care by dedicated Worcestershire women are set to become the holders of treasured memories for families of St Richard’s Hospice patients.

Members of the Project Linus UK volunteer group recently donated a large bundle of the handmade quilts to the Worcestershire hospice’s Family Support Team.

Alison Cooper, from St Richard’s explained, “We give these beautiful quilts to patients and their families and they snuggle up in them so the quilt becomes part of the life of the loved one, capturing special memories. Then when the loved one dies, those who are left behind can cherish the quilts and they give great comfort.”

Mrs Cooper added, “We are very grateful to the Worcestershire Project Linus group for continuing to support St Richard’s patients and families in this very special way.”

Lynne Adams, from Project Linus said, “We hope that the gift of these quilts shows the families that we care about them and gives them the physical reassurance that comes along with being snuggled up in a quilt.”

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.