Big Making Day
SCA members& friends came together to meet the challenge of sewing 100 bags suitable for people challenged with treatment for Cancer.
Many patients are discharged from hospital, following Cancer treatment with either a breast drain pump of a Syringe Driver medication unit.
Both are bulky pieces of equipment and both are physically attached to the patient, and therefore need to be permanently carried about in something.
Due to cuts in the health service the specific bags for this are no longer available and patients are being sent home with them in a carrier bag.
We felt it would be a great way to support cancer patients as well as enjoy some social sewing, by making bags which were both nice to wear and practical in their size and proportion.
Consultation with the medical staff determined 2 specific sizes and a need for bags which would be suitable for both men and women.
And so, over 2 days the SCA team managed to make 128 bags which have now been distributed to Clatterbridge Via the MDU unit at Southport Hospital, Queenscourt Hospice and Wigan + Leigh Hopital.
We have a few in reserve should anyone know of anybody in need.
We are extremely grateful to all to came to help and especially to those who were completely new to sewing and learnt a new skill along the way!