Pay it Forward – CHUFT Blanketeers

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Who are we and what do we do?
CHUFT Blanketeers meet fortnightly at Colchester hospital. We are all volunteers passionate about providing comfort during end of life care.
The Blanketeers knit/crotchet beautiful blankets big enough to cover an adult up to their chest.
These blankets are used to make the hospital setting more homely and less sterile in the patients last day of life.
The nursing staff spray the blankets with the patients perfumes/aftershave when giving their personal care, making not only the patient smell lovely but also the room -again less sterile.
When the patient passes away, the relatives if they wish, can keep the blanket.
This project has brought so much comfort to patients and relatives.
The group is open to anyone who would like to join (even if you can’t knit/crotchet) it gives us all a purpose for such deserving patients.

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