Dawlish WI donate cushions to aid breast op recovery

Dawlish WI donate cushions to aid breast op recovery
Sue Hill, Dottie Drimey, Jan Lendon and Jan Poole

Published: 6 November 2015

Torbay Hospital’s Breast Care Unit has received a donation of 25 ‘Angel Wings’ comfort cushions made by ladies from the Dawlish Women’s Institute craft club.

The heart shaped ‘Angel Wings’ help alleviate discomfort for women who have just had breast surgery.

Dawlish Women’s Institute President Jan Lendon said: “Each of us in the Dawlish WI have sisters, mothers, daughters or friends who have been affected by breast cancer and so we are really honoured to have been able to do something practical to help out.

“Craft has always been treasured within the WI; the making of a crafted artefact tells and records stories, protecting heritage and traditional skills. It brings together communities, generations and cultures. The Dawlish WI continues to work closely with various influential organisations to maintain the profile of craft, both within the WI and among the general public.”

Torbay Hospital’s Lead Nurse for Breast Care, Laurie Elder, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Dawlish Women’s Institute for the time, care and attention they have invested in making these cushions, which are so helpful to our patients recovering from surgery.”

The Dawlish Women’s Institute meets between 7pm and 9pm every second Tuesday of the month at St Agatha’s Church Hall, Elm Grove Road, Dawlish. Join now by calling President, Jan Lendon on 01626 638163 or email janlendon@outlook.com.