Thank you all for your continued support for our Hospital Project. There have been some changes at Ronald McDonald House at the John Radcliffe so here is an update on how we can support them more effectively.
A big thank you to all who knitted blankets for the cots. Please do not make any more until further notice as they have more than enough for now. You can still make baby quilts.
What is needed:
- Mini Toiletries only – shower gel, soap, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. All toiletry items should be unused.
- Toothbrushes – single packs of toothpaste – small-sized
- Shaving kits – a razor and a small pack of shaving foam/gel
- Coffee – jars and tins of any size (not just single sachets)
- hot chocolate and other drinks – jars of any size (not just single sachets)
- Biscuits – small packs only
- washing powder – any brand!
- New magazines
Please do NOT send Tea, Sugar and cleaning products any more.
A new facility is planned for parents at the JR. Once this is built things will change again and I will let you know how we can support the families.
Treasured memory Kits are always needed – these can be bought on Amazon (please use Amazon Smile so that Mothers’ Union benefits too!).
Please search for ‘Mybabylog Inkless Wipe Hand and Footprint Kit’ when you want to purchase them (current price £4.99).
Mothers’ Union members in the diocese of Chester produce Angel Pockets which are used in hospital labour suites. These little pocket wraps are used on the sad occasion when babies are stillborn.
The pocket is knitted in 4 sizes, using wool no thicker than 4 ply, in white or any pastel colour. 3 ply or 2 ply is fine especially for the smaller sizes.
Neonatal hospital units use these quilts in a variety of ways. (more…)
Try knitting something different – and useful! Making Twiddle Muffs are a great way to help people with dementia exercise their fingers. Have a go in your branches using this pattern from MU Chester Diocese. You can even ask your local “Knit and Natter” group to make them as a community project. Finished items are welcomed at Care Homes for residents with dementia, anxiety or recovering from strokes. Please remember to add a Mothers’ Union gift label to each item
You’ve unpacked your stuff, found the kitchen and now you are entering into unknown territory; cooking!
We hope that this guide will help you to eat well while you are away from home. In it you will find hints and tips on shopping for food, how to get your “five a day”, and some basic recipes.
Activity quilts, or “Fiddle Pinnies” can help maintain finger skills, provide stimulation and conversation topics for those suffering with Dementia. (more…)
Foodbank Recipe Card – this is designed to be printed “double sided, flip on short edge” and then laminated.
Starving Students Survival Guide Booklet – this is designed to be printed “double sided, flip on short edge” to created a booklet.