Getting Crafty for the Hospice
Alice House Hospice has received a donation of crafting supplies which will be put to great use by the patients and staff in Day Hospice and Day Care.
A couple in Pontefract were emptying their loft and had an incredible amount of crafting and art supplies. The items were destined for the skip when they remembered their mother in law, Sheila Clark who lives in Easington Village, enjoys crafting.
There was so much that Sheila gave some to her friend who also enjoys crafting as a hobby, as well as the local schools attended by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Hesleden and Easington Village.
Still with so much left over Sheila wondered if they could be used by patients attending Day Hospice at Alice House Hospice. Sheila and her friend Margaret Carter delivered the crafts to the Hospice this week where they will be used by patients in crafting sessions. The hoard included jewellery making, gift tags, card making and scented pillows.
Senior Manager Fundraising, Rebecca Jobson said “I bumped into Sheila while we were promoting Hospice Care Week at ASDA in Peterlee in October; Sheila came up to me and asked if we would be able to use them. I was delighted because I knew that the patients would enjoy the creativity and therapeutic benefits of crafting. We do rely heavily on financial donations, but donations like this mean we can offer so much more for our patients; it is inspiring when supporters are so thoughtful”.
Jan Dunn, Senior Healthcare Assistant at the Hospice said, “The people who attend our Day Hospice and Day Care services really do like to keep busy; we have lots of things going on over the year and this will add to the variety of activities we can offer.”