Crafting for our patients during lockdown
New to volunteering for Alice House Jennifer Hansen has used her time during lockdown to help patients and their families in a different way.
Jennifer Hansen was set to join the Alice House Communications Team as a volunteer working on the 40th Anniversary Celebrations just as the country went into lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and all volunteers were asked to stay at home to ensure their safety and that of our patients and staff.
During this time Jenny decided to create beautiful felt hearts which were collected safely from her home by a staff member and given to families to attach notes to. These can then be hung in their loved ones’ rooms as a way of comforting them whilst visiting has been restricted.
Jenny said, “Even though I’m in the high risk group, I have the easy task of sitting at home. If I can put my craft skills and supplies to use to help others whilst I’m here, then I’m more than happy to do so. I hope the hearts bring some comfort to patients and their families during this time.”
Rebecca Jobson, Senior Manager Communications said, “We are so looking forward to working with Jenny when she can finally join us at Alice House as a volunteer. The hearts have been a great success and are providing such comfort to patients and families.”