Blankets for St Helier Hospital in time for cold weather

December 4, 2013 11:50 AM

Volunteers from the Wallington Townswomen's Guild have donated 40 blankets and five shawls for patients leaving St Helier Hospital during the colder winter months.

At a special presentation event on Friday (29 November), MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake helped the townswomen's team hand over their crocheted and knitted goods to St Helier's dedicated charity, the League of Friends.

Chairwoman of the League of Friends, Val Brundle, said: "We would like to say a huge thank you to the townswomen's guild for their generous donation. It's really touching that they took so much time to handcraft these beautiful blankets, and I'm sure they'll be greatly appreciated by our patients.

During the presentation at St Helier HospitalMP Tom Brake and volunteers at the presentation

"During the winter months, it's really important that older people in the community can keep warm, especially if they're recovering from an illness and have been recently discharged from hospital. These blankets will really help us to help others."

MP Tom Brake said: "It was absolutely lovely to see how the members of Wallington Townswomen's Guild got together to donate such a dazzling array of blankets, and take the time to hand deliver them to St Helier on a cold Friday evening. It just goes to show that our community spirit is alive and well."

Hilda Reynolds, the vice chairman who helped to run the blanket project, said: "We are delighted to be of some help to the patients at St Helier Hospital, and really pleased that we can offer them a little home comfort as they recover."

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