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Needleworkers create handmade quilts for hospice

Needleworkers craft homemade quilts for hospice
Members of the Bath, Wells and surrounding areas Linus Group hand over quilts at Charlton Farm

A group of volunteer needleworkers have been using their talents to create stunning homemade quilts for a children’s hospice.

Project Linus, a group of needlewomen based across the UK, handed over a number of quilts to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The colourful quilts will be used at CHSW's Charlton Farm children's hospice.

Children and young people using the hospice are also able to take the quilts home with them.

Members of the Bath, Wells and surrounding areas Linus Group which handcrafted the items, popped into the hospice to present the quilts to staff.

Linus co-ordinator Linda McGregor said: “The aim of the quilts is to bring comfort and cheer to babies, children and children needing a hug.

“All the quilts and blankets are homemade and unique.”

De Colle from Charlton Farm’s care team said: “The children and their families really appreciate these lovely quilts -  they really brighten up the hospice.”

Charlton Farm opened to families in 2007 and is currently supporting almost 200 children and young people from the local area living with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses; meaning that it is unlikely they will live into adulthood.

The hospice provides a range of support including day visits and overnight stays for the whole family at the hospice itself, home visits, 24-hour telephone support, emergency stays, symptom management, dedicated support for siblings, end of life care and bereavement support.