Christmas Quilts for Children’s Ward

Project Linus Co-ordinator Jane Kite from Parkham visited the Caroline Thorpe children’s Ward and the Special Care Baby  Unit at North Devon District Hospital with 55 home sewn quilts.  Once a month a group of around 20 ladies from Parkham, Parkham Ash and Woolsery meet up and spend a day making quilts.  Jane said “We all enjoy quilting, and having a day to ourselves every month is great.  It also gives an opportunity to get together for a coffee and a chat.”

Children Play Specialist Fran Greenaway said “We are absolutely delighted to receive these wonderful quilts, and I know that every child will be delighted to receive one on the ward over the festive season.”

Over and Above fundraiser Julie Whitton said “The quilts are beautiful, and it was lovely to see two children accept their quilts on the day Jane brought them onto the ward.  Their faces lit up, and it made their day a little bit better.   The Project Linus group have now made 75 quilts for the children on our wards this year, and we can’t thank Jane and the Project Linus Group enough – they are amazing.”

Photograph L-R :  Over and Above Fundraiser Julie Whitton, Caroline Thorpe Ward Play Specialist Fran Greenaway, North Devon Project Linus Co-ordinator Jane Kite, SCBU Senior Nurse Alicia Rogers and kneeling at the front Paediatric Health Care Assistant Gemma Ashton